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Oh Owen Sound, SummerFolk!Â Sweet festival of my childhood.Â Pretty fun to get to be a grown up, playing the mainstage on Sunday night; even more fun to get to share a stage with Peggy Seeger (!) and Susan Werner on Saturday afternoon at the “Images of Women” workshop.Â Â Also the “Bicycles!” workshop with Coco Love Alcorn.Â Â We had some good times.Â Â Â Oh, and taking a yoga class on Saturday morning before the festival began with Clare at Priya Yoga- lucky Owen Sound that they have her for a teacher, that was some hell ya! yoga.
This past Monday I returned from a gig up in Port Elgin which is where the CAW (that’s right, that’s the Canadian Auto Workers) have their conference centre.Â I had the immense pleasure of performing for the opening night of their annual women’s conference, where female CAW leaders and members from across the country join together for a several-day intensive.Â Those are some incredible, powerful women.Â Â This is the second time I’ve been up to the conference, and next time I go, I am going to be taking my little recording device, and getting some of these ladies stories on tape.Â That is a songwriting project just begging to be undertaken.Â These women have some amazing stories and experiences to share about their work and lives.Â Â A highlight was getting to meet one of my political-sheros, Peggy Nash (who used to be my MP in Parkdale-Highpark).
Hey, check out the latest issue of Dandyhorse, the very fine, Toronto-based magazine dedicated to cycling culture.Â It’s a great publication.Â Â And this issue is all about musicians who love to ride.Â Â There’s a little interview with me about SPIN, the bike show (coming up…October 25th).
This weekend, off to Shelter Valley Folk Festival.Â Â Â Can’t wait.