Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Art On Display



I answered a craigslist.org add several weeks ago. It was posted by a Feria Ladha, the president of Students Offering Support (S.O.S.) at Mcgill University. She was looking for musicians to volunteer at a charitable art exhibit with the proceeds going towards a "project in South America". The event was held last Saturday March 3rd at Prestige, a second story New York Loft-style multi-media studio in the Village. Prestige owner Randall Martin was on hand as acting sound man. He and his staff were very kind and helpful.

Full Gallery
It was a fine night. Very professional. Featured was the versatile acoustic trio, Strawn & Moon Man. You could enjoy the music while browsing the artwork created by Mcgill's Fine Arts Club. It's nice to see that though Mcgill students are under the pressure of the recent hike in tuition fees and student protests, S.O.S. and the Fine Arts Clubs were able to produce an event full of positivity and free of political distraction.

The only hick-up occurred when the city block lost electricity for 30 minutes during the set of yours truly. That's alright, I've played enough metro stations to handle an unplugged performance. If Eric Clapton can go unplugged, so can I. At least I wasn't handed a fine.

Here is an image of Strawn & Moon Man ("I'm Amanda Strawn, she's Amanda Moon, and he's the man").

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