Let’s face it….It’s Great to be Canadian! Canada Day July 1, 2011
Last summer, I drove east on the #1. One night, after an epic day’s drive, I pulled into North Bay, Ontario before the sun went down. OH, I was tired! I had paid for my room and was unpacking the van when I hear, “KATH!” as a dark van drove by, soon to back up. There was my sister looking for a hotel for the night…same place…same time. I will never forget that meeting, for as long as I live. I love you, Sistah! Thanks for thinking of me at the South River Coffee Shop!
Of all of the acts at the folk festival this year, Sam Baker was the performer who most spoke to my heart, with his simple narratives and his powerful messages. I left the Sunday afternoon workshop in tears, after hearing his song, Broken Fingers and then Angels…both powerful and meant for me! Please click on the hyperlink contained here, in order to read his story and the other, to sit and listen quietly to the song, Broken Fingers. Given my journey this year, with a single broken finger on my dominant hand, I can only imagine what Sam’s efforts were in order to feel ‘whole’ again. A powerful story!
I love the feeling of community that is a part of the annual Calgary Folk Festival…this was definitely another highlight to summer for me!