Blog

Home Time

Well, boot camp has come to an end. I learned a great many things over our week here. I learned so much about the music business. I also learned that bringing 4 guitars to camp is a bit overkill, and bringing one pair of socks was not enough. I have so much to think about…

Read More

The ride is over

How is it over already? Boot camp:  training camp for learning various types of skills This week has certainly lived up to it’s definition, but far exceeded my expectations.  There was undoubtedly a LOT of learning going on here, on so many levels.  From the speakers, from the faculty, and from each other. With all…

Read More

Wild Dozen Day 6

It’s day 6 of Boot Camp, food rations are not running low… It’s hard to put into a blog how I’m feeling but here it goes. My brain has never been packed full of more useful knowledge, I’m know I’m exhausted but I’m just so dang excited about everything that it doesent even matter. People…

Read More

Nice Horse has a Wardrobe Malfunction

KRISTA: Hey Kaley, what was your favourite part of yesterday? KALEY: When Brandi let me look at her nipple. BRANDI: I didn’t let you! It was an accident. Don’t worry, I put on a bra. KATIE: For the first time ever. KRISTA: Do you think that’s the reason we put on a good show? KATIE:…

Read More

The End Is Not The End

Boot camp is over… I think we are all genuinely concerned about the lack of food after today. There seems to be this common knowledge that you leave here a little round. Our pontoon party cruiser captain made us all move to the back of the boat last night so he could reverse… My list…

Read More

Star Gazing

Saturday Sept. 27th This evening, we had the first of our showcases. One moment, you’re talking to someone and relating to them on a practical level and then hours later, on stage, they are fireflies, lighting up the room. It’s amazing how unmasking oneself, doing what you love and loving those you do it for,…

Read More

Last Night’s Showcases

Monday evening we were treated to the last of the artist showcases.  Each night has been an experience unto itself, and has showed off the amazing and varied styles that exist in Alberta country music today.  From Lucette’s “murder ballads” to the uptempo and interactive set of Nice Horse, the night started out with a…

Read More

Showcase Day!!

Day 3 – Well day three is upon us here in the rugged wilderness of Boot Camp, and man the good stuff just keeps on coming!! We began our day with Bob D’Eith and his talk on the business of music. His practical insight from years of experience was fantastic to be able to see…

Read More

One-on-ones!!!!

Day 4 – Well I was able to finally get to sleep after my showcase and it was the best sleep I have had at camp so far, and i think most of it was due to the fact that I didn’t have my showcase set hanging over me, and was able to truly let…

Read More

The end is a beginning

It’s hard to capture in words what it feels like to be embraced and cradled by people you’ve just met. People who have inspired you to take one more small step forward. I am such a fan of alk the other artists as well as the amazing musicians and industry people I’ve had the pleasure…

Read More