I couldn't be more excited about launching this website today. With the help of Meg Craig and Skysail Brand in Mahone Bay, I was taught to navigate Weebly and create my own page. There's tons more to learn... Thanks to my fans for their patience as I got this together. I would be remiss if I didn't thank Bob MacIsaac of Chester, NS who created my first website, laurasmith.ca, now routed here. He was infinitely patient with me through the years... Thanks for bringing me into cyberspace, Bob.
My friend, Hanna Hunziker took photos during my performance. Bruce Guthro wouldn't let me leave the stage 'til I sang not one, not two, but three more songs. Bless his heart. And thank you. I was delighted to be a part of a stellar roster of performers in such a gorgeous setting as Jost Winery.
It was a stellar night with Bruce Guthro and Gowan and Dave Sampson at Bruce's Song Circle event. (Dave was camera shy).
Bruce , quite rightly, gave the nod to Gowan to sing the encore. Honestly, to be sitting next to him when he performed "A Criminal Mind" with such gusto and panache was awesome. I leapt to my feet while onstage to participate in his Standing O. The last time I did that was after hearing Paul Kelly sing "How to Make Gravy" on a workshop stage at The Edmonton Folk Festival. While I have a long-standing policy not to applaud my fellow musicians while I'm onstage with them - I do feel that is the audience's job - when I'm moved to leap up and clap, I try to get off the stage and become a member of the audience. Happily in Edmonton, the stage was low to the ground. No such luck at The Casino, so, apologies to the folks in the audience when I blocked their view...
Here he is doing it live with Styx. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDFjaIlp74A. Here's Paul Kelly https://youtu.be/qDROmHCBk5Q