Spring has sprung. No more waiting, no more procrastinating. It's here. Time to get 'er done, whatever "She" is!
Methinks that enough of a segue to Mamapalooza Toronto. It's happening and it's huge. We're taking over the new Healey's on Blue Jays Way on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 13), so come all you saints and sinners, and make a day of it! We have a slew of new mom bands and acts, plus two special Daddy acts that we are adding this year. We also have a few of last year's veteran mom rockers who made our first-ever Mamapalooza Toronto a smashing success last Mother's Day at the Lula Lounge.
Be patient -- we are trying to get some last year's festivities up on YouTube. Tickets will go on sale very soon -- for a nice price, plus (bonus points) kids under 12 are free. Healey's will be offering a sumptuous Mother's Day brunch in addition to the great entertainment. Join us for a fabulous time! Can't stress that enough! Healey's is centrally located, easy to access via public transportation and there is plenty of parking in the neighbourhood.
No matter where in the world you are, IF YOU WANT TO PERFORM...go to the Mamapalooza website and register. Find your local festival and rock on, Mama!
If you're in or near New York City, we're having a very unique and exciting conference in May. Details available at the website under "Events." I hope to see you there. Definitely come by and say hi if you make it to the Toronto or New York City events.
New and noteworthy GuitarGirl tidbits
It's been a pretty productive and wonderfully woodsheddin' winter. I have two poems coming out in the new Mom Egg poetry book.
I have a couple of new songs that were tough to write because they are rather personal. I'm much more of a Laissez Les Bontemps Rouler kind of writer, so this is uncharted territory for me. More on that when the time comes to divulge.
I have a very exciting and important gig coming up June 10 at the Hebrew Union College with the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus. I am really honoured and thrilled to be part of this incredible group of talented singers. Choir director Binyumen Schaechter has been an incredible teacher and mentor, and I am forever indebted to him for the privilege of being his student and part of the alto section.
There is more news but I am going to hold off until I can get a few dates settled. Big news. But you will have to wait until next time.