Comments Off on The House Band Art Show and book launch

The House Band Art Show  on the walls of Raw Sugar Café during the month of October, 2010 House Band Art Show Preview Video The House Band Art Show features the framed photographs and chapter books (in shadow boxes) from the novel Up the Ottawa,…

Comments Off on Ottawa Folk Festival: Auditions @ Raw Sugar Cafe (Photos)

On March 20th, the people at the Ottawa Folk Festival did a audition at Raw Sugar Cafe. Here is a blurb from their website: The Ottawa Folk Festival runs auditions each spring as a way to discover new talent of all ages. Judges choose the…

Comments Off on Ottawa Folkfest Auditions: Saturday, March 20th @Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset West)

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…

Comments Off on Lisa Poushinsky loves Bob Dylan, doesn't love multiple sclerosis

It was a very full room until they ran out of beer. I don’t know what happened after that because I hit the road fast. No matter how good the music, a lack of beer equals a lack of me sticking around. I’m talking about…

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…

Comments Off on House Band Reading Series – Behind a written scene: "Loeb."

With special guests Sandra Ridley and David O’Meara. The December House Band will feature Dj Eric Komsomol, Amanda Abdelhadi, and myself. And yes, I know it’s tonight. But better late than never. Besides which, my stapler broke so it has taken me a little bit…