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Yellowknife gigs, Sept. 2017

30 Sep Posted by in Shows | Comments

Once every couple of years I get a call from one of the government of the NT, Depts. of ECE or ITI to perform as a cultural ambassador at a function in town or out depending on the event.  This year, they were celebrating Arts Week in late September by hosting a series of artist workshops and displays in various communities in the NT.  The event in Yellowknife was in the form of a “Pop Up Market” in a local mall.  For 5 days, the public could walk through the room, visit with NT artists and craft folks and listen to music over the lunch hours.  Local musicians Darrin Woodbury, William Greenland and myself were contracted provide the entertainment.

It was really such a laid back gig, hanging out with a half dozen painters, carvers, photographers and traditional seamstresses of Dene designs for a couple of hours while visitors came and went through the day.  The gig gave me a chance to take almost my whole book of cover and original songs out for a walk.  Usually, I am asked to play anywhere from 15 to 60 minute sets so this was a lot of fun to play these songs again.

The local paper even came by for a brief photo expose!

Photo © NNSL

 


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