Pops

Big Bill Broonzy, famed Chicago bluesman, for much of his life, sang the blues on Saturday nights to make a living and engaged in some “fire and brimstone” preaching on Sunday mornings to honor his father.  This battle between the Devil owning Saturday night and the...

Leonard

It is the Juno weekend of 2018 as I write this little story. Twenty-seven years ago, I went to my first and I suppose only Juno Awards show. The Juno Awards are named after Pierre Juneau, one of my early public service heros who was instrumental in establishing...

Moments with Musicians ~ Oscar

It was early in the eighties … and we needed a break We were still a very young couple married at least a decade and a half with three kids and very little cash, We had never travelled out of the country or really had a big time vacation together. Serendipitously, Air...

Moments with Musicians

Early Days … my own roots My first encounter with live music and musicians was in our living room.  It came from the soundboard of the old Heinzman piano that my grandfather brought home home from town in the Dirty Thirties … teetering in the back of the farm truck. ...