Music, Art, Environmentalism: Don't Miss Mae Moore July 2 and 3rd!!!

Greetings PGS Members and Friends

It has been a very busy spring and hard to keep track of all the great events going on, but we want to make sure you know about a VERY cool concert coming up at the Roxy on Saturday, July 2nd. If you caught Mae Moore opening the Poetry Festival last November we're sure you'll agree this a really special performer and seeing her at the Roxy will be a rare treat. Mae will be celebrating her new CD recording, FOLKLORE, which features that beautiful song, Tom Thomson's Mandolin, an ode to the 20th Century painter known to dabble in music.

The next day, July 3rd, Mae will be hosting Wayfinding To The Heart Of A Song, a songwriting lab in the Poetry Yurt at the Commons. There are four spots left for this session, so let us know if you want to sign up by emailing registration@poetrygabriola.com or call 250-247-7604.

Tickets are only $15 at Artworks!!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the Roxy on July 2nd and catching up on all the news. Here's some info on Mae:

With her sophisticated jazzy folk-pop musical signature and her earthy, unadorned vocal style, Mae Moore scored nine top-forty hits, two Juno nominations and two SOCAN awards thanks to a string of high profile releases for Sony Music in the 90s. She also co-wrote a massive movie single in the form of “Heaven in Your Eyes” from the Top Gun soundtrack.  At the same time, the Algonquin-trained artist quietly launched a career as a landscape painter, racked up a loyal posse of patrons, and took up organic farming on a heritage orchard in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands.   

Now Canadian roots music’s original earth mother is returning to her solo recording career after a ten year absence with a project that marries her many facets like never before. 
 
Her new album, Folklore, is both a compelling work of Canadiana and a mature exploration of inner and outer landscapes, featuring Mae’s own artwork in the album package and released in conjunction with a companion coffee table book containing 19 of her paintings and a download code for the music.  Mae launched it with a cross-Canada tour by Via Rail train -- since the devoted environmentalist does her best to avoid flying.

In the years that have  followed her major label chart successes, Mae has released a self-titled recording on Jann Arden’s Big Hip label and recorded a collection of new songs and new versions of old songs for the American imprint, Paras.  In 2004, she released the WCMA-nominated Oh My!, a duo project with Lester Quitzau.  


See you at the Roxy!!!!