Memphis, Oh Yeah!!

Hey all! 
I'm safely, and without drama, having an egg bun past security and customs at The Toronto airport. Why? Because I'm on my way to Memphis!!!! And I'm hyper as all hell because I'm so stoked to get there.

International Blues Challenge folks, The International Blues Challenge! I will be --- for the second time!! --- representing Northern Alberta as a competitor in the world's largest blues competition. Yes... the idea of pairing music and competition is a strange one, but from what I realized going the last time, the IBC's are all about camaraderie and celebrating the music!! The first thing I'm gonna do when I get to Memphis is head straight to Beale --- to the Rum Boogie (coolest bar ever) --- get a beer and get in on the magic action.

I've been on a high since the new calendar year turned. Returning to Toronto from Christmas at home was awesome. Admittedly, I was feeling a bit homesick when I first moved to Toronto, but going home for Christmas filled me up on enough good home juice to keep me from getting thirsty for awhile, and ever since I returned to Toronto I've been loving it!! Last weekend I got to share a set with Suzie Vinnick, who is someone I look up to, during Toronto's bi-annual blues conference = super cool! And I've just been super busy digging into the scene and into the city!

REALLY stoked to see my buddies in Boogie Patrol (their website) totally blow the heads off everybody down Beale this week too! And HUGE thank you to the Edmonton Blues Society (their website) for believing in the blues and supporting me on my way down there!! 

I wish I could write more but I have to board now! :/ Maybe I will spend some time in Dear Thai-ary after the week is over.
Wish me luck!! <3 <3
Jenie

2 comments

  • Ian Royce

    Ian Royce Blue Mountains

    Love the blog Jenie ... knock em dead in Memphis! 😎

    Love the blog Jenie ... knock em dead in Memphis! 😎

  • Dale Huston

    Dale Huston Calgary

    I'm so excited for you, I gave your info to the Hornby blues society, they already had David Vest booked, I've mentioned you to the folks at our new National Music Centre, hopefully they will contact you at some point, if you are ever playing in Calgary I will watch for you l all the best in Memphis!

    I'm so excited for you, I gave your info to the Hornby blues society, they already had David Vest booked, I've mentioned you to the folks at our new National Music Centre, hopefully they will contact you at some point, if you are ever playing in Calgary I will watch for you l all the best in Memphis!

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