Today was the day of my showcase at the ECMAs! Skip Holmes and I showed up at Murphy’s Community Centre just before 10am for our 11am showcase. I was greeted by the volunteer saying “Welcome Christine, I recognize you from your Sonicbids. There was no bio though. My name is Laura.” I replied, “Hi, my name is Katherine.” “Katherine????” After searching through her paperwork she then continued “Hi Katherine, I recognize you from your Sonicbids site, and there was a bio there.” Christine was the person who was playing at 10am.
Before us was Jason MacDonald who was accompanied by Colin Grant, the fiddler I heard last night. Jason was a good singer, and it was nice to hear Colin play again.
Our show went very well. We played 5 sets of tunes including two sets of originals. I had fully expected to be playing for about 10 people since our time was 11am. There was a really good crowd though, which was really nice! It was especially great to see a group of people from NB who came out to hear me. I wore a new black shirt which a friend of mine said looked great… va-va-va-voom. Colin Grant told me that my tunes were great and that it was very classy fiddling. I guess this means that I am a “va-va-va-voom classy fiddler”, or maybe a “classy fiddler, va-va-va-voom.” I am trying to figure out how to include this in pitching my show.
Skip had to head back home, so we had lunch together and then he hit the road. I went to the Delta for the Music NB meet and greet. Kim came down to the Delta to meet me for the MIAfest performance. The first artist was Mike Biggar, a singer/songwirter from Rothesay NB. He and Kim went to college together, so it was nice to meet up with him. He stopped by to chat a bit after his gig before having to dash off to his next gig.
We stayed at the Delta to watch the rest of the performers at MIAfest. The final performer of the evening was Kathleen Gorey-McSorley, a fiddler from Fredericton. She did and excellent job in her showcase both playing the fiddle and playing the mandolin while singing. I think this was on of the best shows I have seen by her.
The day is not yet done. We are considering going out again later, but this is the update for now.