Kate Reid-News from The Canadian Road

Hello Friends- How are you all doing? I hope you are well. As I write this I am sitting in my hotel room in Regina, listening to the pigeons outside on my window sill, making their chatty cooing noises. I put the creamo that I bought for my coffee out on the window ledge because there is no fridge in the room...perhaps they are curious about what that little carton is all about! Their funny chortling is keeping me company.... Anyways, I just wanted to connect and give you an update of what's happening in my life as a dyke folksinger! I am doing my last show here in the Prairies before heading back to BC for a handful of shows. The tour has been fun and I have met some very interesting people along the way and had some great audiences! Most of my time was spent in Ontario as well as Quebec and I must tell you that the fall colours of central Canada have, at times, taken my breath away! I have seen some truly stunning landscape. And, the sound and the smell that the brilliant leaves make as I walk through them reminds me of growing up in southern Ontario. Some really great news here: I have been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the New/Emerging Artist category! This is unbelievably thrilling for me...I cannot tell you how it feels to be recognized as a valuable musician in the Canadian folk music community. All my hard work and songwriting is paying off! I will be attending the awards ceremony November 20-22 in Ottawa and will also be part of the showcase there. (For more deets and the list of nominees go to: www.canadianfolkmusicawards.ca) On the list of the Galaxie Folk/Roots Channel's most-played, high-rotation Canadian album releases for September 2009, my latest album, "I'm Just Warming Up" came in at #7! Roch Parisien, the programmer told me a couple of weeks ago that it's going to move higher because it's been getting lots of airplay! How cool is that? I am working on new songs for two different upcoming albums. Some of you may remember the album idea I talked about for kids who are brought up in lesbian-headed households. Well, I have a long list of families who I will be interviewing upon my return to Vancouver which I am really looking forward to. And, I am also working on ideas for another album to follow "I'm Just Warming Up". Lots of stuff is percolating and I can't wait to see what comes....stay tuned for the tunes! So, here are the dates of my final shows for 2009. I hope you can come to a show or at least pass on the info to friends you may have in the following communities: Tuesday, Oct. 29-10pm GLCR (2070 Broad St, Regina, Saskatchewan) Wednesday, Nov. 4-8pm Artspace (1685 3rd Street, Prince George, BC) Tickets are selling fast, so get 'em by emailing Jim: Friday, Nov. 6-8pm Pat Beulah's House Concert (Summerland, BC-sold out) e - pbeulah@live.ca, in case there is a cancellation and she can squeeze you in! Saturday, Nov. 7-7pm Hitching Post (90 Scott Street, Hedley, BC) Reserve tickets b/c Hedley sells out, too: hitchingpost@nethop.net - Wilson is the contact- $10 for the show/$30 for dinner + show combo. Tuesday, Nov. 10-7:30pm Bluebird North - with host Shari Ulrich - guests Kate Reid, Amelia Curran, Valdy and Melissa Endean Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (corner of Pacific and Drake, Vancouver, BC) Thursday, December 3-8pm Logan's Pub (1821 Cook Street, Victoria, BC) This is a fundraiser for a new, Victoria women's festival called Loudspeaker Festival - produced by Andrea Routley. (I will be doing a short set this night.) Friday, December 4-8pm Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora Street, Victoria, BC) (This will be a full show with a local, opening act.) That's it from my pidgeon-friendly hotel here in Regina....see you all soon and have a wonderful rest of the year! A million thanks for coming to my shows, buying my music, sending me your letters, emails and messages! You rock my world. Yours in music, Katexo

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