Ramblers and Cowboys

Tracy Chapman is dominating my attention. “Fast Car” has been in most of my playlists for the last six months. I started off with “Walk Away Renee” (The Left Banke), and, as most platforms of Social Media, Youtube drove me through a kaleidoscope of intersecting songs that also included “What’s Up” (4 Non Blondes) and…

Day 1 – You Are Not For Everyone

Thought I’d lead off 2018 with an optimistic headline. You are not for everyone. Sounds negative, but reality sometimes feels like that. When I first got into my career, I never really gave the opinions of others much thought. Not to say I didn’t care. The opposite, in fact. I cared a lot. But I hadn’t…

Entertainment Around The Region

Lots going on this weekend as we lead up to Valentine’s Day! Tonight – celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Hillside Inside! The 4 day festival kicks off tonight downtown in the Royal City. Feast your ears on rad artists and musicians as you dream about Hillside this summer! Also this evening – Rhapsody Barrel Bar…

Entertainment This Weekend!

Still looking for what to do tonight and tomorrow? TONIGHT: The Grand River Blues Society winners Silvia Dee and the Boyfriend are having a fundraiser at the Blue Moon in Petersburg. The band was hand-picked to represent Kitchener in Memphis, so be sure to drop into the Moon and drop a few bucks into the…

Entertainment This Weekend

From my Around the Region Report on 570 News: First weekend of 2017 and you’ll be busy. Promise! Get out of the cold and into Victoria Park – Honorah plays tonight at the KW Boathouse in Kitchener. Just up the road, Must Stash Hat takes the stage tonight Bobby O’Briens in Downtown and if you…

It’s a Masquerade NYE at Dallas!!!

Come ring in the New Year with me! We’re putting 2016 in its place by celebrating with champagne, country music and a whole lotta partying at Dallas! Last year, we got dolled up and blinged out the hottest Country bar in the Region with a Hollywood vibe. This year – we’re having a Masquerade Ball!…

So This Was 2016

I can’t sleep. I think I went to bed some time around 2. I’m up around 6am. You can say it was because I napped far too long yesterday, but it’s really all part of a bigger picture. The majority of 2016 has been swept away in sleepless nights. I also listen to enough John…

Join Us For STRUMMERFEAST!

A number of years ago, Michael Clifton approached me and asked, “Do you remember Joe Strummer?” That conversation – over a delicious meal at Queen Street Commons – became the start of an institution called “Strummerfest“; an annual gathering of musicians remembering Joe Strummer and giving back to charity during the holiday season. How many…