Von Bieker Shows Up (November Gigs)

Von Bieker Shows Up (November Gigs)

I have a whole pile of live shows coming up in November here in Edmonton and I would love to see you in person at one of them!

Here are the places you can come see me this month and some insight into which one might be the best pick for you.

The best news? All of these are FREE (tips, of course, are encouraged).

Full Heart, Full House (My Afternoon at Empress)

Full Heart, Full House (My Afternoon at Empress)

I played Empress Ale House for the first time on October 13 and it went so well that I hope it won't be my last.

This little neighbourhood pub is oozing with charm and short on pretense. It really feels like a "come one, come all - just as you are" kind of place. There were young people and old people. There was an 83 year old country crooner (side note - eccentric old men are turning into my favourite audience members). He would be talking to me between sets and then break off into song mid sentence, watching for my recognition of his country classics. I need to brush up on my country classics.

On Being Rejected

On Being Rejected

Ah … rejection letters. I imagine every artist will read these terrible few words one day in their career; “we regret to inform you …”

I got a matching set of rejection letters last week. 

I applied for two grants to record an album this year and just found out I received neither the city grant or the provincial grant. I felt my application was strong. My demos were killer. My plan was solid. I was ready. But still …