la grange

Who says you can’t have apple crumble for breakfast. (Gigs too!)

That’s right, home-made apple crumble from the Wakefield market. The farmer’s market is something that can enhance your life to no end, what with all the fresh vegetables, local meats, herbs, honey, crafts, fair trade coffee…all the wonderful treats & treasures of life, right there in a circle on the grass beside the trees. Of course the best thing about this particular market is the live music, the soundtrack that weaves through your Saturday morning. If you are anywhere near a farmer’s market, check it out, your life will be forever changed because you will most definitely add a new Saturday Summer tradition to your weekly agenda. We are so lucky to have such wonderful nourishment right at our finger tips, but still, people go to Loblaws or the IGA once a week and buy the California veggies, why is that? Buy local if you can, everyone will be better for it J It’s sad times for the farmer’s though, what with the lack of rain. Friends of mine who grow crops of vegetables are losing entire patches because they can’t get enough water to them. This one guy who grows the most succulent of foods has to carry buckets of water to each plant daily, there is NO time to weed, no time to do anything except water and hope it’s enough. Are you praying for rain out there? Let’s do it together, let’s send out a message to the Universe asking for the one thing we all need the most! Rain! Water! Liquid Life!! Come down and drench us!! We need you J

Now onto Musical News….

UP & Coming gigs J

July 27th “Daizies” Cobourg

July 28th “Roof Top Concert” Toronto

August 2nd “Mercury Lounge” Ottawa

September 1st “Wakefield Market” Wakefield

September 7th “La Grange” Cantley

Lindsay Canadian

Canada is my home. What a lucky girl I am. While I Love traveling and culture, I must say that living in Canada feels right and safe and comfortable. Struggling through freezing steps is one of many parts to being Canadian, so is Hot Chocolate and Beaver Tails, skating down the Ottawa canal.  There is something touchable about living here, like you can talk to almost anyone, go almost anywhere, and you still feel like you belong. Of course there are exceptions to every rule and it's NOT all roses, but Canada has a certain familiarity and even though it's so incredibly huge in size, we have a shared quality of life here. We seem to speak the same language; beer, pizza, movies, music, campfires, wine, balaclavas, popcorn, pancakes, CBC, skis, candlelight, festivals and potluck dinners (something like that...) Realizing one's dream or purpose is attainable here, you can be a writer, lawyer, farmer, doctor, musician; it's all at your fingertips and surely someone knows someone who knows someone that can help you. That's why I Love Canada, because everyone is connected into this vortex of Canadian life, and most are willing to share their knowledge. I have come into contact with MANY Canadians while I tour and sing, and there always seems to be a "small-world" link connecting one dining room table conversation to another, one taste to another, one cousin to another, one neighbour to another one hand to another. After being away from home for the last two months, I just wanted to share some of my insights about this beautiful Country, tell you that I am always happy to return. If you are in the Ottawa area next weekend, tune into CKCU around 9:30am on Saturday morning, the 24th for some live songs by ME!! Also, I have a gig the SAME night, in Cantley Quebec at "La Grange de la Gatineau" where you can enjoy a Lovely meal inside a beautiful log home, as well as some musical sounds from me...I hope 2009 is shaping up nicely for those of you that actually read this blog... I know 'so far so good' for me... xox