Blog 3, Blues Nation Concert in Yellowknife, NT
You can’t fight the weather in the north, so blow with it! I was on the plane all day today, leaving Calgary at 8:30 a.m., stopping in Edmonton to change planes and then on to Yellowknife, NWT. The flight to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut was delayed by a couple hours but we were eventually in the air. The hour and a half flight turned into a three hour flight as we flew to Cambridge Bay. The weather prevented us from landing so we flew all the way back to Yellowknife. While enjoying the Canadian North service, I read in the Yellowknifer newspaper that Music NWT was having a fundraiser, “Blues Nation” concert tonight, with the headliners Digawolf, Marshall Lawrence and Jack de Keyzer. I was also pleased to see that Pat Braden (bass) and Norm Glowach (drums) were a part of the backup band. I had recorded my first CD “Healing Ground” at Norm’s Spiritwalker Studio in Yellowknife. Norm played the drums and Pat played the bass on the CD. So at 6:30 p.m., I was able to get two of the last four tickets available at the door. My friend Greg Krivda joined me to listen to some great blues. To top it off, Jean Colas who helped out with the Healing Ground CD cover was there and he won the door prize: an electric guitar!