Jul
20
2016

After a rather hairy check in process (can you say “gazillion people trying to check in at once” and “lack of signage”!)…

I want to say that despite the overnight delay & the aggravating check-in process, I am *deeply* grateful to the dreamers, inventors and humankind in general for this non-minor miracle of flight. I am able to soar among the clouds across oceans!

I also want to say that on a personal comfort level, I am a little annoyed too… Cuz even though the delayed flight yesterday threw my schedule up in the air and caused me to miss some semi-important meetings today, I was assigned a MIDDLE seat for the almost 8 hour flight home. :P I was hoping for a bump up to at least biz class, people! ;)

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I am in the Heathrow mall… by which I mean the main waiting area in terminal 2. Waiting to find out from which gate my flight flies. Seems they want to keep you here in this shopping central until the last moment. If I had sterling pounds or a better credit card limit I suppose I could go shopping in Gucci, Harrods, Boss or “Become a Rockstar” Sunglasses Hut. Alas, I don’t. Instead I think I will fire up an episode of Star Trek: Voyageur that my buddy Maarte Ho so kindly gave me last time I was in Dordrecht.

Jul
19
2016

…here’s an interesting turn of events. My plane from Düsseldorf was delayed and as a result I missed my connecting flight to Toronto. The airline has put me up in a hotel for the night. Unexpected mini vay-kay.

Hi London England! What’s happening?

Jul
16
2016

OMG! Seriously awesome line up at Artswells this year!
www.artswells.com/line-up

Artswells logo 2016

Jun
25
2016

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Join Karyn today (Sat June 25 @ 7:30pm) and tomorrow (Sun June 26 @ 6:15pm) at the Works Festival at Churchill Square in EDMONTON!

This performance is a part of The Works Art & Design Festival. The festival presents over 500 artists in 50 exhibits and 200 special events, performances and workshops throughout Edmonton’s downtown core from June 23 – July 5. The Works Street Stage on Sir Winston Churchill Square hosts live music and performance from noon – 9:30 daily, so grab a table and have a drink on the licensed patio, or explore the festival to the soundtrack of local, national, and international talent!

For more about The Works Art & Design Festival: www.theworks.ab.ca

Jun
03
2016

Karyn at MusicMakingPeople Studios in Düsseldorf Germany in April 2016

Remember when I got home from Europe a couple of weeks ago and hinted that I had some big news to share with you…?

Well, I do and here it is:
I’m making a record in Germany!!!

Yessssss!! This July I’m heading to Düsseldorf to record a live in-studio album with Michael Hugger and Adam Piastowski of MusicMakingPeople. Ich bin soooooooo excited!!!

Keep your eye out for the crowdfunding campaign; it is going live in the next week or two! I’m gonna need your help with this one. :)

Europe bound

May
08
2016

And so we come to my last show on this fine spring tour ~ see you this afternoon in Weesp Netherlands, 20 minutes south of Amsterdam.

Femke's Flowers

Starting just after the football game, of course. => 17:00 @ Cafe de Natte Krant, I’m playing a double bill with electronic / experimental pop artist BobbyPin from Berlin! A great capper to what has been an amazing month here in Europe.

PS, speaking of amazing, I have some verrrrry exciting news to share with you in the coming days…

May
03
2016

Maaaaaan. I am loving this tour here in Europe.

Most recently I played five shows in a row ending in a whirlwind 24 hours in Kaiserslautern Germany where I played the Milchundzucker on Saturday night and then on Sunday afternoon, a very special private show (it was Erhardt & Sabine’s 35th anniversary! Congrats and an honour to celebrate with you!)

Now I am chilling out at my friends’ place in the countryside of Switzerland, about 45 minutes outside of Zürich for three days doing laundry, catching up on emails and getting ready for the last leg of the tour.
I can’t believe there are only three more shows! Two of them in Lausanne this Thursday & Friday. Then up to Weesp Netherlands, (just outside of Amsterdam) on Sunday.

For those of you on Facebook, here’s the FB event page for the one on Thursday, which we just added to the tour two days ago!

Check out my tour page for more details about all three of the shows.