Augie's Ice Pops is Janet Dimond's labour of love and Toronto's finest retailers, markets and festivals have embraced her product with open arms. Her ice pops use all natural ingredients, along with local and tropical juices. This summer Janet came up with the idea of an Artist's Series and I was invited to participate. I designed a popsicle based on the colours or my album "Alouette" and lo and behold the Alouette-sicle was born! Stay tuned for September, when you will be invited to vote on the best Artist Series popsicle. Thanks Janet! www.augiesicepops.com
A great review of "Alouette" by Chris Young at The Toronto Star.
Merci à L'Express!
First day of interviews for the promotion of my new album "Alouette". Thank-you to Guillaume Lorin of ChoqFM for the interview and "live" session with my guitarist Eric St-Laurent.
Première journée d'entrevues pour la promotion de mon nouvel album "Alouette". Merci à Guillaume Lorin à ChoqFM pour l'entrevue et la session "live" avec mon guitariste Eric St-Laurent.
Looks like the blog has been suffering a bit, but that's because I've been too busy making music! So here's a post before the year ends... On December 8th I was invited to sing with Matt Morgan and the Mayday (minus Matt Morgan) at the Great Gulf Homes Holiday Party at the Liberty Grand. Felt like I was cheating on my band, but it was worth every second, even met a fellow Morra in the crowd. I love doing these types of shows, the audience is always so appreciative.
To end, I'd like to wish everyone a gentler, kinder, more generous 2017. May we slow down enough to realize that we need so much less than we want, and that others need so much more than they have. May we be more respectful towards our planet, towards our fellow citizens, and to all life forms. Please spay-neuter your pets.
Paix et amour. xojo
2016 started with a fabulous gig on my birthday, exciting changes to our repertoire, and some time in the recording studio. I'm chuffed with the new shift that's evolving, and am intrigued by the possibilities that lie ahead. Come along for the ride, we're a hoot to hang with and hopefully a delight to your musical senses. Bonne année à tous. Paix et amour. xo
This performance year ended on a really sweet note with this gig. I was accompanied by the ridiculously talented Eric St-Laurent on guitar, and Rachel Melas on bass. We played to a full house of happy patrons (thanks to a 60th birthday party), positive vibrations abounded. It was a blast. Thanks for a great year everyone! Merci!
On July 11th, 2015 we performed at the rustic wedding of Tiffany and Sean Arnfinson, at Ball's Falls Conservation Area.
“As I waked down the aisle, our ceremony was started with a beautiful rendition of At Last, sang by Joanne, accompanied by a two piece band. She then continued to entertain our guests throughout cocktail hour with sultry jazz, both in French and English, a component my bilingual family adored! Joanne added an incredibly special and personal element to our wedding day that will always be remembered. “ Tiffany & Sean Arnfinson. Photos by LVImagery.
This event rocked me out of my comfort zone! An amazing night of storytellers (including yours truly), led by the incredibly talented and vivacious Marsha Shandur.
Check out this amazing event at www.truestoriestoronto.com