Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day & Another Local Talented Artist for the Niagara Region


Last year, we were able to go out to some local bars & pubs for some drinks with family and friends because it landed on a weekend. Unfortunately, this year, it lands on a week day. So to bring back good memories I've posted some photos of Bob and I. One even contains Marnie. :o)

Karyn Bower - ever heard of her? If you haven't, you should!

She has been a professional vocalist through out the Niagara Region for almost 2 decades.

Karyn’s love of music has been with her for as long as she can remember. Her earliest influences were singers Karen Carpenter and Anne Murray, and Fleetwood Mac. Although Karyn has performed in different musical genres her love remains in pop, soft rock and country, and says doing the classic country, rock and pop hits of the 50’s 60’s 70’s has been a lot of fun and brings back a lot of memories of the music she grew up listening to on the radio and listening to on her mom’s records.

Karyn has sung with several bands over the years, starting with Charlie’s roadhouse band, Barstool Mountain, Wild Horses, Wine Country, and Karisma. She has also been involved in other projects, one being a two girl duet called “Lipstick” with singer and friend Donna Gandza. And a male /female duet Burden and Bower with friend Dave Burden, who recently wrapped up a 2 year run. Although they recently ended the duet due to differences Karyn says “ Dave is a very talented individual and although things didn’t turn out the way we thought they might, I wish him the best and know he will be successful in whatever genre he chooses”.

Karyn is currently performing at several legions throughout the Niagara Region. There is no better venue than this , she states, as these fine people are respectable and appreciative, and they come out to dance and have a nice time. The hours are decent and she never wants to go back to the days of putting up with the heavy drinkers and bar fights in the local bars. The acceptance she has been receiving in the Legions make those years of struggle all seem worth it.

Click the photo below of Karyn & Me to go to her Web Site.

And I am also happy to report she is my 2nd cousin! :o)

Hopefully, she will have CD's available -- so check back often!

And as for Ceol Cara, they will be playing @

The Irish Harp Pub http://www.theirishharppub.com/

245 King Street, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

Join them in the Harp all afternoon & evening as they celebrate!

ALSO, hoping my Yellow Submarine bag arrives today!!!