Warm greetings to all of you- How are you all doing? I hope you have had a restful, relaxing and enjoyable holiday season! I have some news and a few shows planned for this winter but mainly for the next couple of months, I am writing...there's a ton of ideas brewing in my brain. I am currently working on several songs for a new album and also have finished 2 new songs for the kids' album that I am interviewing, researching and composing for....it's really exciting! It feels great (and a relief, I must say!) to feel the creative urge surging inside of me after working, for the most part lately, on the business side of being an independent artist! So, my creative soul is filling up...getting a handle on one of my new year's resolutions: to spend more time writing songs! :-) Here are some things I would like to share with all of you. Upcoming Shows: Friday, January 8th - 8pm The Communitea (#117-1001 6th Ave, Canmore AB) $12 in advance/$15 at the door (www.thecommunitea.com) With Cori Brewster and Lori Reid (The Fates) Saturday, January 9th - 8pm Nickelodeon Music Club (Cres. Heights Community Hall-1101 2nd St.,NW, Calgary AB) Price: $20.00 in advance (www.thenick.ca) Opening for Bill Bourne and Madagascar Slim Sunday, January 10th - 8pm Money Pennies (1742 10th Ave, SW, Calgary AB) $12 in advance/$15 at the door With Toni Vere Sunday, January 17th - 8pm Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir St.Vancouver BC) $10 for non-members/$8 for members With Ann Vriend Sunday, January 31st - 7:30pm Cafe Montemartre-Thundering Word (Main and 27th, Vancouver BC) By donation (I love this event produced by Bill and Wanda...it's always lots of fun and Bill and Wanda are super sweet folks! I never turn them down when they ask me to perform, if I can help it!) Radioplay: Many of you have been emailing or phoning me and telling me that you are hearing my songs being played on GALAXIE Satellite Radio and it's true. Roch Parisien, the programmer, has been spinning my album so much that it made the Top 40 Canadian albums of 2009! Also, THIS WAY OUT Radio, in California chose my album as one of the Top Ten albums of 2009. This Way Out is an internationally syndicated Lesbian/ Gay/Bi/Queer/Trans station that keeps us informed of LGBTQT issues around the world, activism, music and more. JD Doyle is the programmer and a great guy! Press: I was recently interviewed by Tim Readman for Penguin Eggs magazine, Canada's folk music magazine. If you are interested in reading the article, the link is below. (My name was on the front of the magazine...right beside Dolly Parton's...my brush with fame! :-) http://www.penguineggs.ab.ca/peggs.php?page=samplestory Curve Magazine, a lesbian glossy mag from the USA, also did a review of my cd, along with Catie Curtis and Sarah Bettens as the one of the top three albums from 2009 to buy. I don't have the link and it's not posted on their website yet, but hard copies of the mag can be found in alternative bookstores and major chain stores like Chapters. Live Performance Vids: Stephen Emery has filmed and posted a video of me performing "Uncharted Territory" on Facebook. I will be posting it on my website. Grant Slavin filmed me singing "Truckdriver" and "The Only Dyke at the Open Mic" in Prince George at Artspace back in November, 2009. It's up on my website. New song recording: Some of you may have heard me perform a song that I wrote this summer called, "My Baby's in the Beer Tent Again". This song has been a new hit with my audiences. I am almost done recording it and I will be putting it on iTUNES in a few weeks. Don't forget, if you are a social networkin' junkie: join me on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube, if you are into that sort of thing...swing by and "friend" me! ;-) That's it from here in my living room. Let's make this year and this decade count! It's going to be a good one. All the best to each of you for 2010. Over and out....and yours in music, Katexo
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