October 2016

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cartoon Cat Coffee

Hi, friends.

Good morning! I just finished some grapefruit and have coffee brewing in the French press. Bach is minding his own on the HiFi, and my morning visit with Senior Raul has given me an opportunity to take a few breaths of fresh air. Raul (one of the two featured cats on the back cover of ‘Hawkstripe’) never walks beyond the entrance but lets me scratch under his chin, which is nice while my kitty girl extends her stay at ‘Beaches Summer Camp’.

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I take a few hours to perk up. I haven’t had a 9-5 job for many years and looking back, I wonder how my employers and co-workers dealt with such a space-cadet on some mornings. I’m lucky now. I like having patterns but it seems that no two days are ever alike in my world. I have more of an annual schedule than a daily one. My mornings are now more productive than they ever were – how about that..

I had another wonderful summer. I played over 40 shows in ten weeks and though I travelled further and played more than last year, I don’t feel as tired. Taking longer breaks between heading west and east made a big difference, and watching what I ate and drank certainly helped as well. To all the hosts, fellow musicians, and music fans, I cannot say thank you enough.

I have a few musical dates to let you know about this month:

Sunday, October 9th at 2pm ~ I’ll be performing at the Station Coffeehouse in Brantford. I introduced this venue to west coast pals, Trista and John. They performed at the Station recently and gave a glowing revue. If you haven’t been, drop by this Sunday and see for yourself. 5 Wadsworth Street, Brantford.

Monday, October 10th ~ I’m part of an all-afternoon all-star lineup. The Wellington County Museum hosts its annual Thanksgiving weekend Soup Off. Buy a bowl of soup (many to choose from) and support the local Food Bank. 0536 Wellington Road 18, Elora.

Saturday, October 15th at 8pm ~ I head to Kemptville to play the South Branch Bistro, under new management. I’ve enjoyed many shows over the years in this historical building. Thanks to Shelley and Ken for the invite to play. 15 Clothier Street East, Kemptville.
Have a great autumn season and a happy Canadian Thanksgiving. Go, Blue Jays!

 

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