I figured there would be a few things I would want to pull together to start my adventure: 1) A good set list – a few songs I feel confident playing outside of the cocoon of my familiar musical friendships; 2) Research – to start building a list of “open musical spaces”, song circles, jams, folk clubs and open stages. I envision this step snowballing as I visit more venues; 3) On-line interactive presence – steep learning curve here but Nardo has definitely tutored me well making this website work for me; and, 4) A buddy system – always great to have someone join me whenever possible, whether around the corner or on a road trip, to bounce off ideas and first impressions. More learning as I go, I am sure, but I’m ready to engage! For June, setting my sights on Elora, Ottawa and a little hamlet north of Barrie.
Please send me your suggestions for places to play!