I cannot believe that months and months of preparation are finally nearing fruition with my first CD Release this Saturday at the National Music Centre. My sister, Mary, and fellow singer arrives tomorrow from Ontario to add her smooth vocal harmonies . Only 2 more rehearsals this week and we ” drive down to Cowtown ” . The band is huge and amazing. I have an incredible horn player/ digital strings player ( Dominique Roy) flying in from Edmonton to join us …even though he has to leave his own weekend music festival to do it! I have Thom Golub on Stand Up Bass , Albert Felicitas on Djembe drums and grand piano. Garry Sylvester , a Calgary native will be lending his wonderful flute playing to the mix. I love my drummer, Dean Pierno, who is also making the trek down from Edmonton. My sister, ‘ the miracle girl’, Paula Drew will be singing with Mary and of course my gorgeous opening act ….Terry Bachynski ….will be with me on stage for electric bass.
And : I have a surprise for the audience ….the children’s choir from Falconridge School , Calgary,will be coming up on stage to sing Close Your Eyes, a song I wrote about Africa.
I am so very hopeful that we will have a great audience and it is my goal to share a little bit of what I have learned about HOPE in 2013.