Once again, The Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society is teaming up with our friends at Tonight it’s Poetry and Girls Rock Camp for a night of music and poetry. This is my second year representing the Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society alongside Saskatoon Slam Champ Ecoaborijanelle, Axis and Lonewolf at the Girls Rock All Grown Up Showcase and my third year participating in this awesome event. Last year was the first collaboration between the Girls Rock Camp AGU Showcase and the Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society and it was an honour to represent IPS alongside Ecoaborijanelle, Lenora Felix and Tala Totoosis, on my birthday no less. If you want to see video evidence of this performance check out the video from Facebook below.
Back in 2017, I was lucky to be a participant in the Girl’s Rock All Grown Up Camp, where I spent the weekend being schooled in the art of being a Bass Babe by Cassandra of Chunder Buffet and formed The Raging Harpies with Amber-Lynn (guitar) and Margot Gough (drums).
We were among five bands formed at camp that weekend who got to open for The Garrys at Amigos Cantina. Girls Rock Camp challenged me to learn the bass-ics of bass guitar, songwriting, taking the lead on vocals for my band, and how to work as part of a badass power trio of talented femmes with only one weekend to write a song and perform in front of a sold-out crowd at my favourite bar in Saskatoon.
I encourage any lady or gender non-conforming person who hasn’t had the opportunity to pick up an instrument and learn how to rock out to try it out. Come check us out at Amigos Cantina Sunday, April 28th.
RSVP on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/267971067485097