Live Music

I love going out to hear live music.  Last night I was at Maxwell’s Music House for a terrific concert by “Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect”.   Frank is a talented singer/songwriter/musician and a really nice guy.    All the guys in the band (there were 6 playing last night as well as Andrew Muncaster, who was the opening act) seemed like really nice guys, and they’re definitely all talented musicians.  They said they had had an Olympic day the previous day–curling (I think) and doing some sort of snowboarding in the wee hours of the morning…  and joked about it being a feat for them to be able to lift their instruments and make it onto the stage after their Olympic day.  The mix of instruments–saxophone, drums, stand up bass, percussion, keyboards, trumpet, fiddle, guitar and banjo–was impressive.  Add to that the vocal harmonies and the clever lyrics of the songs and it was a real treat for a wintery Wednesday night.

Check out the facebook page for Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect:

If they’re ever in your neck of the woods, I highly recommend attending a show.  They’re from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; but they do get to Southwestern Ontario now and then.  I’ve seen them twice in K-W in the past year.

Also worth keeping an eye on are the concert listings for Maxwell’s Music House.  It’s a great little venue where they feature first class musicians.  They also host rockstar camps during the summer and March break which are very popular for budding young performers ages 8-13 and 13-16.

Here’s a link to their website:

Now for the pictures…

Here are some paintings I’ve done of local musicians.

Douglas Watson:


Douglas’s facebook page:

Jamie Warren:


Jamie Warren’s facebook page:

Cuneyt Yetkiner:


Cuneyt’s facebook page:

And here is the link to the painting I added to my Daily Paintworks gallery today:

and a picture of the painting…