Joni

I had been working pretty hard for a couple of days in Toronto and was happy to be boarding a plane for the four-hour flight home to Saskatoon.  So I was tired, cranky and very much deep into my own head as I boarded.  The one silver lining was that a few minutes...

Bootcamp

Most of these stories have been a product of serendipitous encounters with various musicians or a bit of a by product of some freelancing, but since moving to Calgary I have also had the opportunity to actually buy an encounter with some fantastic musicians. Sounds...

The ‘Shoe

So far, this little series of stories has focused on my brief, but for me, memorable encounters with musicians. This piece is about my encounters with the grand “old lady” of Canadian music…the legendary Horseshoe Tavern on Queen West in Toronto. I unexpectedly fell...

Colin …

Who does not love a child prodigy? I remember my first glimpse of a kid that set us back on our heels as he lit up small town community halls across the fine province of Saskatchewan. It was time when we still had leaders who loved the culture in agriculture, notes...

Freed at Last …

The tension between one’s art and success is as old as humans; I suppose … this is a story about a fine musician and that tension … Have you ever, by mistake, tuned into an AM commercial radio station and in doing so, set off a toxic flare in your brain upon hearing a...