Archive of 2011 October:


Dragonfly… or fairy. You tell me! Hope you have a happy and safe Hallowe’en full of treats.


I am tremendously excited to be embarking on my first European Tour this fall!!! Join me at one of the following cities and/or share the word with your friends!!

11/18 (Fri) BORDEAUX, FR – LE SEPT
7 Rue de la Tour de Gassies [Quartier St Pierre] / 33000 Bordeaux
ph: 0556523060
A special, one-off concert at this delightful restaurant owned/operated by François Galvaire. Come by for a meal while Karyn sings some songs. There is no cover for the show, though you are invited to “tip the musician” if you enjoy the music while you dine.

11/19 (Sat) BORDEAUX, FR – Private House Concert

Berg- en Dalseweg 33 / 6522 BA.
9pm. Karyn will be performing at this renown singer-songwriter series, which has featured several Canadian and international musicians. Host, Eric Devrie, will be performing too. Visit Ramble On Tuesday Website: or contact Eric at for more info about the show.

Sellostraße 28 / 14471 Potsdam
ph: 0331 8871864.
Doors open at 6pm / Show: 7pm to 10pm.

Contact Patrick at for ticket info / directions. Seats are limited. This concert will be filmed. 6 EUR.

Burger Landstr. 103.
Contact Guido Ocker at for more information, including reserving tickets. 8pm. 10 EUR. Tom Bombadil website

12/02 (Fri) ZURICH, CH – Venue tba

12/03 (Sat) BASEL, CH – Private House Concert

12/04 (Sat) ZURICH, CH – Bar Rossi
Sihlhallenstrasse 3 / 8004 Zürich
ph: 043 243 80 25

Don’t see your city listed? Why not invite me to PLAY IN YOUR LIVING ROOM? There are still a few open dates, and I have a train pass! Contact Karyn at to discuss details and to arrange a show.


Yesterday I put on my business hat and spent the afternoon at “Art is Your Business” conference in Wells BC. Sat as a panelist in a Touring round-table discussion. This lead to the Q: how to invigorate the independent music scene in rural/smaller communities? A: Pretty straightforward take-away: reminder to connect and share ideas/resources among artists and presenters.

What was particularly inspiring was to hear from several local promoters keenly interested in putting on more shows in their towns. They are trying figuring out how to connect with audiences in their communities to get them to step away from their TVs & computers and engage in more live shows.

Glad to be part of this multidisciplinary conference: the attendees were primarily visual artists, with a smattering of writers and musicians in the mix too.


In Vancouver! Spending four nights/five days playing music on the cross-Canada train, a gal gets her “train legs”. Now, it feels odd to be not-moving! I’m laying low for a couple of days here in the ‘burbs of Van-town, then hopping on the bus back up to the Cariboo in time to be a panelist during the “Art Is Your Business” conference in Wells, BC next weekend. And then Europe next month to think about. Wowza buzzzzzzy buzz!


Day four on the train across Canada: I’m in Jasper, Alberta on a train stopover (local time: 2:36pm.) Lovely to be back in the mountains! Quick wander through this adorable town, and sipping a proper double americano from the local bakery while waiting to be called on board for the last leg of the trip.

Feeling exquisitely relaxed, and have been enjoying playing to wee audiences of fellow travelers… pictures and stories to come!


Finishing up my last minute Toronto to-do list before I hop on the train to Vancouver this evening. I’m part of VIA’s Onboard Musicians program, playing songs for the passengers as we shimmy across the country for four days/three nights. Super excited!

I’ve been learning some crooner tunes, mid to late 50s stuff mostly. As well as some ol’ classic sing-a-longs: ie “You are my sunshine!!”, which I’ll be sprinkling into my concerts along with my own stuff (six in total over three evenings.) The set up is really cool… audiences of 10 to 20 people at a time in the sleeper car’s various activity cars. Each one is kind of like a shared living room for the passengers over the four day/three night trip. Needless to say, it’s going to be intimate and unplugged. And I’m very pleased to be selected to perform for this!

As a bonus: I’ll be mostly away from internet and cell phone while on the train… a nice break from the screen for a few days :) before I hit the coast on Monday.


So concludes my short tour of southern Ontario this past weekend with a pair of excellent house concerts. Friday night I played at Yellow Pearl House Concert’s inaugural show in Peterborough, Ontario. It was a warm, music-inspiring space thanks to host Mark Woolley… There was much laughter and singing along in the audience, and I predict many, many more wonderful hours of music ahead for the Yellow Pearl!

On Saturday night Dave & I headed to a place just north of Kingston to play for a delightful and VIVACIOUS audience. Even after the “show” was over, the show continued with an impromptu jam into the wee hours of the night. I even had a chance to rock the drumkit for a few tunes. Kelly & Matt sure know how to throw a fabulous party!

I was joined by Dave Tough for both shows — it was GREAT playing two nights with my longtime music pal! He’s a fabulous singer-songwriter: if you have a chance, check him out!