Thanks to all who came out to my shows recently!
Thursday, Jan 26 @ Irene's, I'll be the "guest host" at Vince and Corkey's famous Blues Jam! Things kick off at 8pm, and I'll be playing a set with the house band, before it's opened up to others to get up and play a few tunes. It's always a fun time. It's always great music. I am honoured to be playing a full set of tunes, some of which you may never have heard me sing before. ...some you have. It's so fun to stretch the old vocal repertoire!
Feb 6 - The Monroe Sisters return to Bluegrass Mondays at Red Bird Live. 7:30pm $10. That's me (guitar), Sherry Philp (banjo), Kate Greenland (mandolin), Elizabeth Foster Weatherall (fiddle) and Ann Downey (bass) - and we all sing, so you'll get to experience beautiful harmonies and variations as each of us takes the lead...
Feb 12 - Moore & McLaughlin at The Laff in the Byward Market, 3-6pm. Pat is magical on the guitar, and it allows my voice to stretch with the emotion and joy I love to sink into our music. (originals and covers) We always have fun!
Feb 13 - Maple Hill at Bluegrass Mondays, Red Bird Live - a band I have been founding member of for 35 years (OMG - yikes) includes me on bass, Garry Greenland (guitar) Kevin Golka (mandolin), Dana Arrowsmith (fiddle) and Heather Aiken (banjo). I love singing with this band, and again this is a band that has many vocal stacks! 7:30pm $10.
I also have a few private shows coming up, which reminds me that if you are looking for a band for an event, I'd love to talk to you about bringing our music to you.
Bluegrass, with Maple Hill or The Monroe Sisters
Country with the Vinyl Frontier,
Swing with Moore, Doucet, and Baker,
Folk/Singer Songwriter, and a mix of all the above with Pat McLaughlin.
The summer of COVID-19, I put on "driveway shows" in my and my neighbour's driveways to safely bring music to our community, and refuel our hearts
The Vinyl Frontier - Video
Here's a clip from the 5th Annual Ottawa Opry. Thanks to Brian Coté for this clip. Rogers Cable produced a one hour edited version of the Opry. It first aired at the end of August.
Whether you're looking to attend or to host a house concert with Pat (solo, duo, trio) or a larger venue show with any combination including the full band, The Vinyl Frontier, you'll find out most of what you need to know on my site. The rest you can find out by getting in touch.
* Check out the review by Mike Regenstreif from Friday's show at the Ottawa Folk Festival. We had a great time at the Festival, and thank Mark Monahan and the organizers for inviting us to play 3 shows! ...and thanks to so many of you who came out to enjoy the show.