Like Mother Like Daughter was my first collaboration with Kim Blanchard Souch and her daughter Sara Sobey. This mother-daughter duo began performing together when Sara was just a young teen. Kim was a touring singer/songwriter while pregnant with Sara, so it was not a surprise that Sara could sing before she could speak! What Kim… Continue reading Kim and Sara, the Language of Music
Imagine you've focused your life's work on the study of water and you move to the desert.
Today marks 10 years since the 2nd In Good Company Festival. The first In Good Company Festival held in 2007 celebrated the contributions of women in the arts. In 2008, In Good Company returned to celebrate the creative contributions of immigrants to the cultural landscape. Both Festivals highlighted the past achievements and early 'pioneering' spirit… Continue reading In Good Company
An exaltation of larks may be the most gorgeous use of words, describing this beautiful singing bird's collective path of flight.
Living too far away to be able to attend their memorial services and life celebrations, this reflection is my way of honouring the lives and my friendship with Janet Heerema and with Lesleigh Turner.
Canadians possess a fierce pride of identity. One vital thread of our complex cultural history is so young that we can reach back and be within a generation or two of touching those pioneers who, along with the First Nations strong voices before them, helped forge our identity. And from those markers we can draw a… Continue reading Gord Downie. Land and Sea. Poetry and Music.
To work with creative people is a tremendous gift. Days filled with questions, searching for explanation and understanding. Social commentary, expressing the human condition, taking what's inside and churning it out, exploring, defining, soothing, infuriating... nothing is off limits for the artist's probing perspective. To be a creative thinker is to be at once an… Continue reading Gardens