Happy Thursday! I just wanted to write a quick update to let you know what I’ve been up to musically lately.
I recently participated in the first ever digital Songs 4 Nature camp, which is a songwriting camp for Saskatchewan artists that is put on by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. It focuses on the connection between nature and songwriting and finding ways to use nature as inspiration. I have never attended one of the in person camps in previous years, but was very happy to take part in this digital version. It was a really fun experience that took me a bit outside my comfort zone and had me explore music in some different ways.
The camp officially comes to an end this weekend (Saturday, August 15th) with a wrap-up show featuring performances by both mentors and members from the camp. There will be over a dozen performers and the whole show is a fundraiser with all the proceeds going to ‘Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan’, to support local nature-based research and education programs. I, along with all the other artists, will be performing one song, so there will be a wide variety of music throughout the evening.
I will be premiering a new song during the show, one that was inspired by nature (among other things), so if you want to be among the first to hear it, feel free to pick up a ticket for only $5. It’s supporting a great cause and great programs such as this one.
Lastly, in case the title was in any way ambiguous, I shall explain. This will be my first ever online/digital show and I’m glad I get to share the experience with a group of artists, many of whom are also in the same boat. We’re all in this together. (Naturally, now I’m thinking about High School Musical - some of you will know why, but if you don’t, just pretend my post ended prior to this bracketed section.)