Couch Concert Series - Kelowna

So last night was my first musical venture into my Okanagen Couch Concert Series. The drive from Calary to Kelowna was outraeously beautiful. The mountains were very humbling to drive through; Canada is so pretty. I was preparing myself mentally for a long, brooding trip but to be honest, I could have kept driving for another 8 hours! Anyways, when I finally arrived to the house I was playing at I was welcomed with extreme friendliess by a young couple doing fungi research for their PHDs at the university. However, as soon as I started unpacking the car I realized I was short a mic cable (of course....)... so my first hour on tour was spent zipping around Kelowna in a small panic looking for a cable....... I suppose my mental check list wasn't checked enough.

Kristin and David (my Kelowna hosts!) invited a group of their colleagues and friends also studying in the same field over to their backyard (I love playing outside!!) for a wine and cheese party! The backyard was filled with people from Sweden, America, Iran, Toronto, all over... it was a cool mix of folk. Unfortunately, the cops showed up with a noise complaint (high-school flashback..) so we re-located inside their quaint house!

The people listening were soo nice - after the show they took me out to Kelowna's lake and to a pub for locally brewed raspberry beer. YUM! If only Edmonton had a lake in the middle of it...

This morning I was greeted by home-made scones and coffee........
Not a terrible way to start my tour :)

Big thank you to all the master/doctor/post-doc students that came out to listen on a Monday night - your flair for talking about mushroom varieties was hilarious and endearing!

More later,
JT 
 




1 comment

  • peter

    peter

    Glad you got off to a safe and soundingly beautiful start! Only short one cable? Could've been worse; like a keyboard or something! Interesting first crowd - most worldly! Enjoy your venture, Jenie. Love ~

    Glad you got off to a safe and soundingly beautiful start! Only short one cable? Could've been worse; like a keyboard or something! Interesting first crowd - most worldly! Enjoy your venture, Jenie. Love ~

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