I’m still writing and I don’t think the love affair with music will every be over, so don’t worry there, this isn’t an end. This is a beginning. I’ve spent the last few years trying to grow my Yoga and wellness business. It’s still very much an infant as these things sometimes take forever to grow! As I move forward, I will not be maintaining a lot of this site and will be sharing more about Yoga, wellness, the outdoors and my adventures at silverbirchjourney.com (website coming soon)
So friends, this has been an exciting journey, as life often is, full of growth, challenges and most of all adventure. I am excited for the next chapter and hope you come along for the ride!
With so much love,
Don’t you love it when things just happen? I have two shows coming up in November!
The first is a fundraiser for the High Park Nature Centre on November 13th, with a killer bill of artists – just click on the image! The second a low key intimate show on November 23rd at The Central with Jessica Blake. Both shows are fairly early and both venues serve food! I hope to see you there 🙂
You can see all show details right here!Read More
I must share, with a heavy heart that, due to unforeseen circumstances, pre-production for my new album is hold for an indefinite time. I’m still set on releasing something in the coming year or two but unfortunately it will not be as soon as I intended. I hope I can do some writing and maybe be ready for pre-production in the spring. New beginnings and all. I’ll definitely keep you updated. Thanks so much for the support and patience.
I may be playing a couple shows in the fall so keep checking back.Read More
Before you get too upset and think “She just came off a hiatus and now she’s disappearing again”, let me tell you why. I’ll be taking some time to focus on writing and starting work on a new album! There might be a little gig that pops up every few months but live shows aren’t in the plans for 2013. I’m hoping to have a better idea of a possible release date in a few months but I’m aiming at Fall/Winter 2014 at this point. Fingers crossed.
Until then, I hope you’ll make it out tonight to Rasputin Vodka Lounge at 780 Queen St E in Toronto. There is a $6 cover, which is nothing considering the amount of talent on the stage! Doors open at 7pm.
I open the night followed by these folks.Read More
I’ve had a bit of a whirlwind few months and even moreso a life changing few days. I’m battling some serious demons within me right now and, in the proper tone of springtime, trying to deal with the coming changes. I’ve been frustrated with the state of the music industry, and I can’t turn a blind eye since I truly live it every day. My last few shows in the fall ended in less than pleasant ways, leaving me fuming and thoroughly disenchanted with wanting to play live. I haven’t written a song in probably half a year and felt like music was slowly becoming something of my past. Enter Harrison Fine, playing on my innate need to help, he asked me to write a few songs together. It wasn’t completely an easy task, ripping apart someone’s deeply loved words, but we worked together and together we created something beautiful. I finally heard a recorded version of the final edit and I’m so proud of this song, and also proud of the others that follow, even though my involvement in them was much less prominent. I was there to watch him grow into an even better songwriter, and I’m in awe at what’s to come. I’m only part writer behind a song or three on this new project, so you won’t be seeing me in the spotlight, but I guarantee you will hear much more about it from me as soon as it’s more public.
Now here I stand, not really much further than I was six months ago, not entirely sure what my next “Ania” song will be, but knowing fully that I want to get back to it. I don’t know if a career in music if viable and I think maybe letting go of the need to make money from this will open new doors. Not every passion has to be a life long career. Music is in my blood, I got that from my granddad – though I wish I had inherited his talent to play any song by ear! Fittingly my next show is on April 17th at the Free Times Cafe – what would have been his birthday…and anniversary of his death (I know, freaky). I’m ready to try again, a little scared and still not sure if I’m truly cut out for this world of music…but I do know that I really missed it and missed you!
Credit: Photos By ShannonRead More