Friday, December 30, 2011

Rich Aucoin

Man, it has been so long since I posted. This is a result of moving half way across the country...again. Also a mixture of buying a new house, starting my Masters in Curatorial Practices, and just trying to be a good wife and mother.

Lately I've been listening to a lot of great music, and although I generally share my faves on Facebook, I would rather use this medium to be able to talk about why they matter to me.

The latest song that's got me reelin' is Rich Aucoin's 'It'. This boy is a star. I had the privilege to see him in Nova Scotia at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Young Patrons Circle fundraiser, ArtRising 2.0 (of which I was a committee member). I had heard of Rich, but never heard him. The show that he put on that night is one of my top 5 shows I have ever seen. He was engaging, smart, and FUN. I know that word is childish, but when the performer brings out a parachute (remember the ones from gym class?), and gets the audience to grab a corner and repeatedly wave it up and down while he sings in the middle, it is just plain fun.

His anthemic songs can't help but tug at your softer side-leaving you feeling positive about the world. There is no wonder he is taking the music world by storm. And deservedly so....

i just happened to have a wee chat with Mr. Aucoin and he advised that a trip to Winnipeg in 2012 is in the works.

Now have a listen to the latest from Rich:

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