Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians out there!
If you read my page: Who Am I? You are aware that I am from Canada. My visit to my hometown this week really opened my eyes to how much I really miss my family and friends. So many things change in such a short period of time. I payed a visit to my grandmother; who sold her house. I saw my best friend/business partner; who has taken the business I use to own to a new level, and started offering services like Custom Woodworking and Deck Building. I also visited my ex-boyfriend (eeek) and he’s doing really well for himself, which is kind of the opposite of where he was when we were together. It’s just amazing to see all these developments that occur while your not paying attention.
Thanksgiving was always one of my favorite holidays, because I get to eat amazing food and spend time with my family. Thanksgiving is always right around my birthday as well so it’s that much sweeter. This time around my God sister, her boyfriend, my step dad and I had a great jam. I must say; 2 guitars, a bass drum and a banjo, along with an awesome female singer is one of the best combinations. I’ve been missing my creative side as I mentioned in my last post and have decided I want to try out the banjo. There is many different options you have with the banjo, you see them everywhere nowadays. Banjo shows up in old country, jazz, folk, pop, and many more genres. I feel that my horizon will expand greatly by taking up this instrument and doors will open up in many different directions.
My god sister Kelsey, and her boyfriend Peter enlightened me to listen to more folk music, as their music is very folky. The upbeat, positive style of folk is very intriguing, and it’s my turn to experiment with that genre. Their band name is: Pages From The Oak Tree, if you’d like to check them out; click here. They actually played a show while I was in town at a local bar, and it was absolutely incredible. These 2 started their band on the streets busking, people seemed to really like them and now they have quite the following; it’s nice to see them on stage playing real gigs.
Sorry, I shouldn’t say just folky, there’s a mix of unique pop and folk in there, along with some jazz and blues. I may just be biased but I think it’s extremely cool, give them a thumbs up if you like it.
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