This will be my first Folkfest audition.  I moved to Ottawa from Niagara Falls in the Fall of 2008. In Niagara I was part of a Downtown Revitalization project which sought to bring art & culture to a dilapidated city core.  Folk musicians were everywhere…

It’s Thursday, December 17th and I find myself at the Raw Sugar Cafe, it’s on Somerset, half a block West of Bronson. Mary Clayton’s soul infused version of “Southern Man” pumps through the room at an agreeable volume as crisp dressed women and men settle and…