Gabrielle Papillon not just a Troubadour Singer/songwriting while Social distancing

When we originally contacted Gabrielle Papillon through her Pigeon row Records promoters, she was completely thrown by the phone call.

We had arranged to give her a day’s breather after arriving home in Canada from songwriting work in England, as it seemed likely she’d want some time to recover from the jet lag. Then the pandemic caught fire! Given that the tour she was returning home for was subsequently cancelled, and that there had been some question of her even managing to get on a flight with the Covid-19 wildfire sweeping across Europe, the last thing Gabrielle … Continue Reading >Gabrielle Papillon not just a Troubadour Singer/songwriting while Social distancing

FOONYAP Talks, We Listen: Alternative Music Doesn’t Have to be Frightening!

“A ‘palimpsest’ is a manuscript in which traces of the original can be found, and through performance, I rewrite my emotional scripts.” – FOONYAP
In a normal precursor to the interview, MUSICAlive! asks Calgary-born alternative musician FOONYAP to tell us what instruments she played on her debut … Continue Reading >FOONYAP Talks, We Listen: Alternative Music Doesn’t Have to be Frightening!

Grace at the Palomino New Year’s Eve bash: ‘Bro! Don’t worry about it!’

It’s pretty sad when your cat has a busier social life than you do. Oscar, the ho’ (yes, he’s been nicknamed a whore) has stayed out overnight 3 times in the past 2 weeks: notice that 1 of those nights went down to -21 degrees Celsius! And we find him outside, running across the street toward a different house, after up to 40 hours away from home, and he’s not even hungry when he’s dragged back inside: tramp!

So it’s New Year’s Eve, and the blind music reviewer is contemplating the logistical difficulties of winter public transit, going to dark music venues: navigating through … Continue Reading >Grace at the Palomino New Year’s Eve bash: ‘Bro! Don’t worry about it!’