“The Way to San Jose” Burt Bacharach tribute show at Hugh’s Room on Feb 27th was a blast. Here are Kurt Swinghammer, Mia Sheard and Lori Cullen joining me on “Close To You”

FullSizeRenderIMG_0794Singing the finale with Kurt Swinghammer, Ron Sexsmith, Mia Sheard, John Alcorn, and Lori Cullen.     photos – Christian Bobak

Hola Cuba! I caught some rays and some intensive singing training earlier this month at the Worldsongs music workshop in  Matanzas, Cuba. Got to sing every day under the direction of Cuba’s Dr. Jose Antonio Mendez, and Toronto’s Andrew Craig and Alan Gasser. We also cabbed it around Havana one weekend and caught some incredible live music. Musicians there do so much with so little – the level of musicianship is really high even though it’s hard for them to get their hands on good  working equipment. Andrew brought drum heads and sticks to give out to the bands we saw, and they were much appreciated. If you’re ever headed to Cuba and plan to hear some music, take some some strings and picks! It was such an interesting trip.