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Music Monday says Let’s Work Together

Wonderful things are created when we work together for a common cause.

I walked the runway for Dare to Wear Love this past weekend and was one of many tiny moving parts that came together for the show.

The event came together because so many worked tirelessly to make it happen.

The end goal to collect funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation drove the mission.

I will write more about the show in a future post, but for today, this song by one of my favourite bands resonates loudly.

Have an amazing week,



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Music Monday and Alan Wilson from Canned Heat

Last week, I blogged about Jim Morrison from The Doors. He passed away at age 27.

Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson died shortly before him at the same age. Co-founder, leader, and primary composer for the American blues band Canned Heat, he played guitar, harmonica, and sang. I featured him once before for his harmonica virtuosity as he’s one of my favorite blues harp players.

Enjoy “Going up the Country” from a unique voice, sadly, gone too soon.

Alan Wilson passed away  September 3, 1970.


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Music Mondays with Canned Heat

For the next few months, I’m featuring songs with harmonica players.

Why? Because it inspires me as I learn to play it.

Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson (on guitar and vocals) with Bob “The Bear” Hite (on harmonica) were two blues enthusiasts who founded Canned Heat. “On the Road Again” is one of their biggest hits. There are versions of this song where Wilson played harmonica too.

If you want more of the blues, pick up my book  Fall into Winter, which contains a story with blues, harmonica, and music in it.


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