A glance back at 2007 - 2010 · 26.01.14

Some of the fun things we did way back when

December 31, 2010 – A 2 Gig Night! – We started off the evening at McDougall United Church for an amazing lineup including “Back Porch Swing” and Bill Bourne. Then Dana Wylie and I raced over the Somerville Café, where we changed into swanky black dresses by the shrimp cooler and headed out to sing an evening of jazz standards. We were matched up with players I am sure we didn’t deserve to be performing with, but gosh it’s nice to sing those songs! Highlight: famous vocalist and owner, Sheri Somerville, laying down a tune just before midnight. Check out Somerville’s for fancy drinkin’! www.somervillewine.ca

December 11 and 18, 2010 – Held Upon the Earth – Steve Berg is a stunning Edmonton writer whose view of life on the streets is both heartbreaking and heart-mending at the same time. This evening of music and readings from Steve’s collection, starred actors Coralie Cairns and John Sproule (while we added in some musical thoughts). Visit Steve’s blog when you’re having a horrible day – his writings repair the soul. www.growmercy.org

October 24, 2010 – Litfest – Chris and I always play at this wonderful breakfast during Litfest. Every year, Canadian literary heroes get together and share their work. It’s like being back stage at a U2 concert, if Bono was, say, Alice Major. Seriously buy a ticket and go to this. (Happens every Oct in Edmonton). www.litfest.org

August 12 – 22, 2010 – Edmonton Fringe Festival – We did a musical called “Forget Me Not”, which told the story of my grandfather during the first world war. Directed by Davina Stewart, it received 5 Stars from the Edmonton Journal, was held over and nominated for and Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for “Best Fringe Production”. Starring myself, Chris Smith, Dana Wylie, Bob Blair and Scott Whetham of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, it was one of the most moving musical experiences of my life. I wish I could do that gig everyday. www.fringetheatreadventures.ca

July 22, 2010SOS Music Festival. Kaley Bird, producer extraordinaire, hosted us in the sanctuary of a very pretty church. It started up with the fabulous Terry Morrison and ended with the ever-lovely Anne Vriend.

July 8-18, 2010 – Edmonton International Street Performers Festival – Chris and I performed for kids in a math musical we wrote called “2 and 5”. I played the number 5, a little girl who secretly wants to be number 1. Chris played the number 2, a little boy who only wanted one thing – to get to the number 3. I’m not sure if I should admit that our kid’s musical was just about the most successful musical endeavor of our lives… Move over, Wiggles! www.edmontonstreetfest.com

Friday, March 5th, 2010 – Full Moon Folk Club – Opening up for Katy Moffat with Andy Hardin. http://www.fmfc.org/. We had always wanted to play the Full Moon Folk Club, and it was just as wonderful as we thought it would be. Check out their website for the list of upcoming shows. www.fmfc.ca

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 – Uptown Folk Club – Winterfest. We had a great time playing with Jessica Heine, opening up the evening for The Deep Dark Woods and the Swiftys. Great show!

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 – Oh Susanna. We love playing this monthly variety show at the Varscona Theatre. Chris and I played the Everly Brother’s Favourite, “Dream”, and Chris’ beautiful guitar playing pretty near stopped the darn show… Glad I married that guy! www.varsconatheatre.com

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 – Amy Van Keeken’s 70’s Rock and Roll Sing-a-long. With Colleen Brown and Amy of the Secretaries. Oh my lord, I woke up the next morning hung over and I didn’t even drink… Check out the Secretaries – oh so sexy, these girls.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 – Olympic Torch Relay – Chris played a great, but cold couple of sets of music with Le Fuzz along the torch route on the south side of town. I was lucky enough to be hired by the City to entertain downtown. So there I was, dressed as an olympic skater, asking folks olympic trivia while people waited to see the torch. When the torch went by, I cried.
Here is a list of some of the places we played in 2007, 2008, and 2009. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it will give you an idea of some of the places we were lucky enough to play. And boy, do we love to play music!

2009 Tour Info

January 8th – Winterlight. It’s outdoor and indoor, it’s wintery goodness, and artfilled bonfire fun all over Edmonton. For a full schedule of the big shindig, check out: http://www.winterlight.ca. This Thursday, January 8th Winterlight kicks off; starting in Churchill Square Downtown Edmonton at 6:00. Andrea House and Le Fuzz are apart of the programming taking place all over the square. Bring your toques, mitts, hot chocolate mug, and your happy dancing outside pants.

February 14th – Forget-Me-Not: A World War I Valentine Day’s Concert, Andrea House with Chris Andrew, Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Dr, Edmonton. Tix available at Tix on the Square, Acoustic Music Shop, Blackbyrd, Megatunes and at the door.

Friday March 20 – Brite Beginnings Fundraiser, An evening of Music and Magic in Support of Brite Beginnings Early Learning and Childcare Centre’s Summer Program. Music by Andrea House and Chris Smith. Magic by Brian Lehr. This is a kid and family friendly event! Blue Quill Community Centre, South Edmonton. Doors at 6:00, Show 6:30 – 8:10. Adults $15, Children $5. Tickets available at Brite Beginnings 780-437-4082 or britebeginnings@telus.net

April 18th – Private Concert, Edmonton.

May 25th – Ironwood Grill and Stage, Calgary. Details TBA.

November 14 Gordon Lightfoot Tribute. Now that was a fun show! Marv Manchura is a sweetheart!

2008 Touring Info:

February 1, 2008 @ Jefferey’s Cafe and Wine Bar, 9640 142 st Edmonton Alberta, Phone: 451-8890 for reservations. Seating is limited, tix $10. www.jeffreyscafe.com

April 8, 2008 @ The Alberta Museum Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. With Alegria Trio, Karla Anderson, Bill Werthmann, and Rachelle van Zanten an awareness raiser for www.8minutesofpeace.com Check out their website for more info.

April 10, 2008 @ The Ironwood, Calgary, Alberta. An opening set for Ann Vriend’s CD release party! 1429- 9th Ave SE, $15 or $25 with Ann’s new CD. 403 269 5581.

April 26, 2008 @ Camrose, Alberta. Presented by the Rose City Roots Music Society at Scalliwag’s pub 4919-47st. Camrose, AB. Show starts at 8:30.

May 1, 2008 @ Hulbert’s, Edmonton, Alberta. 7601-115 street. A Thursday night Concert $15/ tix www.hulberts.ca Seating is limited. Check out their website for more info.

May 10, 2008 @ Theatre de la Cite Francophone 8627 – 91 st. Edmonton, Alberta. Opening for Le Fuzz and Firefly Theatre. 8pm, tix: $20, kids under 12 Free.

May 17, 2008 @ The Haven Social Club, Edmonton, Alberta. 15120A-Stony Plain Rd, with Nathan Carroll, Brock Tyler and Craig Schram. $15 tix tickets available at Blackbyrd, Acoustic Music shop and tix on the square.

May 29, 2008 @ Fort McMurray, Alberta. As part of the Comedy Cares series. Details TBA.

June 6, 2008 @ Change for Children Benefit Concert w/ Le Fuzz and guests. More Details TBA.

July 2, 2008 @ Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Shewood Park, Alberta. As part of their patio series, this is, weather permitting, an outdoor event. We’ll be sharing the evening with James Murdock. For more info check out http://www.festivalplace.ab.ca

Sept 25 Edmonton AB, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Avenue. Tix available at Tix on the Square and The Acoustic Music Shop.

Sept 26 Camrose AB, Scalliwag’s Pub, 9pm. More Details TBA.

Sept 27 Calgary AB, The Ironwood Stage and Grill w/ Jay Semko, 1429, 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta – 403-269-5581, tix $20

Oct 8 Cambridge MA, All Asia Bar, 332 Massachusetts Ave, 617 417-1544, www.allasiabar.com

Oct 9 Northampton MA, The Sierra Grill, 41 Strong (413) 584-1150 w/ Aric Bieganek, www.sierragrille.net

Oct 10 New York City NY, Rockwood Music Hall, 184 Allen St # 198, (212) 477-4155. www.rockwoodmusichall.com

Oct 11 Bryn Mawr, PA, MilkBoy Acoustic Cafe, 824 West Lancaster Avenue, (610) 527-0690. www.milkboycoffee.com

Oct 13 Toronto ON, Mitzi’s Sister, 1554 Queen Street West, 416-532-2570. www.mitzissister.com

Oct 15 Winnipeg MB, Mondragon, 91a Albert St., in the Exchange ph: 204.946.5241 www.mondragon.ca – SPIRITED ANARCHY.

Oct 16 Saskatoon SK, Lydia’s Pub, 650 BROADWAY AVENUE, (306) 652-8595. www.lydiaspub.com

Oct 17 Edmonton AB, Western Canadian Music Awards, Axis Cafe 10349 Jasper Avenue, 780.990.0031. www.axiscafe.ca

Nov 22 Edmonton AB, A tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, The Haven Social Club, 15120 Stony Plain Rd. Doors at 8 Music at 9, Tix $18 in advance and $20 at the door, available at TIX on the square and The Haven. Brought to you by Red Poppy Productions. For more info see www.marvmachura.com

Nov 28 Edmonton AB, House Concert, Tix and more information are available to the public by contacting ericvw@interbaun.com

2007 Touring Info:

May 17 @ Blue Chair Café 9624-76 Ave Edmonton, Alberta.780-989-2861 www.bluechair.ca

June 2 @ The Jaywalkers Jaboree, Camrose, Alberta. 4PM

July 20 @ Axis Cafe, Edmonton, Alberta. 10349 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5T 1Y5 | 780.990.0031 (tickets $10)

August 16 @ The Boat House, Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario, 9:30 details TBA

August 17 @ The Yellow Sofa, 24 Main Street, Northampton, MA

August 18 @ The Quays, 46-02 30th Ave., Astoria NY, details TBA

August 19 @ MilkBoy Acoustic Cafe, 824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, Tel : ( 610 ) 527-069
Website: www.milkboycoffee.com

August 20 @ Rockwood Music Hall, NYC. 196 Allen Street, New York City, 212.477.4155

August 22 @ The Cutting Room, 19 West 24th Street, New York, NY.

August 23 @ Mitzi’s Sister, 1554 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON, Canada. w/ Romney Getty and the Ethers.

October 6 @ Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane, Alberta. $20 – Available at Cochrane Coffee Traders and Phantoms Music. www.cochranefolkclub.com

October 7 @ The Ironwood, Calgary, Alberta. 1429- 9th Ave SE, $9 cover charge. 403 269 5581.

October 13 @ Queen Alexandra Community Hall, 10425 University Ave – Northern Lights Folk Club, Edmonton, w/ Ken Hamm, for more details see www.northernlightsfc.ca

November 4 @ Trans Alta Arts Barns 2 – 7 PM, HomeFest, for a full schedule and important homelessness info visit: www.homefest.ca

December 31, New Years Eve, 2007 @ The CBC Stage – Edmonton. Details TBA.

Previous Appearances:

Edmonton Folk Music Festival – Edmonton, AB
Nelson Buskers Festival – Nelson, BC
Hamilton Buskers Festival – Hamilton, ON
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival – Edmonton, AB
Singapore Buskers Festival, Singapore
North Country Fair – Joussard, AB
Northern Lights Folk Club – Edmonton, AB
Uptown Folk Club – Edmonton, AB
Bonnie Doon Folk Club – Edmonton, AB
Alberta Folk Roots Society – Edmonton, AB
Sidetrack Cafe – Edmonton, AB
The Druid – Edmonton, AB
The Black Dog – Edmonton, AB
Mondragon Cafe – Winnipeg, MB
Ship and Anchor – Calgary, AB