Edmonton <3

Dear readers of all kind,
I have big news. I'm stretching my wings and moving 3,500 km east to Toronto. I've been waffling over the decision for several years now, but I've decided to take the leap across the Lake Superior pond.

I'm carrying a mixed bag of emotions. Edmonton is and has been the most amazing home to me. I'm going to miss having the river valley in my backyard, and afternoon shows on Whyte Ave, and all the festivals in the summer, and The Millcreek Cafe, and Blues on Whyte, and The Empress, and The Black Dog, and running up the folk fest hill to see the Edmonton skyline, and cronuts at Safeway, and Bonnie Doon, and Blackbyrd Myoozik, and the piano in the church on my block, and the house I grew up in, The Strathcona Farmers Market........it's really an endless list... but mostly I'm going to miss all the people. I love going out for a beer or to a show and having 75% of the faces in the room be people either I grew up with or people that were watching me grow up. I love that I'm neighbours or a short driving distance from all my friends. I love that my family and my baby one year old niece are frequent people I visit. I love that I've been playing music with people that know my songs as well as they know me. Edmonton is an overwhelmingly loving community in which I have grown SO much in. It's going to be a tough family to leave.

But I'm looking forward to the next chapter! The next few years, for the first time in my life (aside from some goals I hope to achieve), are quite blurry... which is awesome and exciting!! I do love Toronto and am stoked to hear incredible music any night of the week (in any genre!). I'm looking forward to having my butt kicked and to hang/be amongst great songwriters. I also can't wait for all the burritos haha.

If you're in Edmonton, and you're reading this, I'd love for you to come to my show at Edmonton's HOTTEST venue - The Needle Vinyl Tavern. It's happening this Saturday, August 27th, and I'm joined on stage by two of my siblings and two others that have been playing music with me for EIGHT years. There is also three other incredible acts on the bill - Braden Gates Trio, Swear By The Moon, and a Jeff Beck Tribute. It's going to be a KNOCK OUT night! 

Love,
Jenie


 

5 comments

  • Richard Flohil

    Richard Flohil Centre of the Canadian Music Universe

    Can't wait til you get here, Jenie/ The red carpet's been cleaned, and Saturday afternoon beers at Grossman's will make a good start to your entry into our dizzy world.

    Can't wait til you get here, Jenie/ The red carpet's been cleaned, and Saturday afternoon beers at Grossman's will make a good start to your entry into our dizzy world.

  • Jenie Thai

    Jenie Thai

    YES! That may be the very first thing I want to do :) :) :) Can't wait to be a-slingin' with you!

    YES! That may be the very first thing I want to do smile smile smile Can't wait to be a-slingin' with you!

  • Crispin

    Crispin Edmonton

    We will miss you, Jenie!! Are you at the Bue Chair Sept 30?

    We will miss you, Jenie!! Are you at the Bue Chair Sept 30?

  • Lee Fraser

    Lee Fraser PH8

    Jenie, I am so excited for you! For everything you listed above, there's a different but just as heart-warming place in this big crazy city! Many, many, many people in Toronto will embrace you and your delightful music.

    Jenie, I am so excited for you! For everything you listed above, there's a different but just as heart-warming place in this big crazy city! Many, many, many people in Toronto will embrace you and your delightful music.

  • Reg and Crispin

    Reg and Crispin Edmonton

    Wow, we've got mixed feelings! We'll miss you and your music a lot, but this is a great opportunity and we're so happy for you. Toronto won't know what hit it. All the best! Thank you, you guys!!.. Yes I have the mixed feelings too.. but good news is that Alberta will always be where I'm from, so I have lots of reason to be coming home. :) And yes - looking forward to seeing you at The Blue Chair on the 30th!

    Wow, we've got mixed feelings! We'll miss you and your music a lot, but this is a great opportunity and we're so happy for you. Toronto won't know what hit it. All the best!

    Thank you, you guys!!.. Yes I have the mixed feelings too.. but good news is that Alberta will always be where I'm from, so I have lots of reason to be coming home. smile And yes - looking forward to seeing you at The Blue Chair on the 30th!

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