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January 8, 2007
VOL. 7, Issue 5

January 8, 2007
At the Gordon Best Theatre, 216 Hunter Street, W., 8:00pm

Ali Hearn
May 3, 2007
VOL. 7, Special Edition #6

At the Market Hall, 336 George Street, North, 6-7wine and snacks, 7p.m performance
Note: tickets for this special event are $20 and include wine and snacks.

This night is a special presentation in conjunction with the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Behind the Mind's Eye Festival.* We feature these artists as an illustration of the power that lyrics have to express and to communicate even the most complex and difficult of subjects.

Featuring some of Peterborough's finest songwriters:

Roger Ross
I have been playing music since an early age, ranging from a pot drum to harmonica, banjo, and a comb kazoo. My musical influences range from Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline, Ozzy Osbourn to Chrissy Hynde. Iíve been writing songs for quite a while, and adlibbing tunes. Why do I love music? Because the music loves me.

Drea is a singer songwriter who calls Peterborough home although her music has taken her abroad almost every year for the past 7 years. She has an intensity and honesty in her performance and in her songwriting. Drea prefers to be known as a Folk You musician rather than a folk musician. Her storytelling and musical prowess surpass genre or categorization. Her live performance is well traveled with shows from Dawson City Yukon, to St. John's NL, to Denmark and this summer a return trip to the Skagen Music Festival, DK and the Deerlycke Festival in Belgium. Drea has recently assembled a back up band for her music and they have played most of their shows locally. The Holy LowDown Band sound brings new life into the rock and roll scene of Peterborough and extends Drea's performance schedule. Please visit Drea at for more up to date info and history. Drea has released 5 independent albums to date and composed over 200 songs..

charlie glasspool
Charlie glasspool wears many musical hats. this multiple musical personality disorder has resulted in many memorable (and not so memorable) projects like the silver hearts, the gorgeous georgie revue, the backburners, the kiss and tells, mouquirous and hot buttered charlie and the oils. currently, he is excited to be working with celebrated francophone singer andrea lindsay, making an album with mouquirous, plotting several coups with mathias kom including "exit, pursued by a bear: a musical winter's tale" and conceiving his first "solo" album with an all-star Canadian lineup.

Jill Staveley
Jill Staveley is a singer/songwriter who performs her music as a solo artist and as the frontwoman for Peterborough's the stavelEy project. Her songs bear a strong edge for intimacy and range from folk to rock, dipped in punk & country. There is nothing light about this music, it will hit you in the face, hang on for a moment, and make you stop and feel. You can find out more about Jill and her music at

Joe Hall
Since late last century Joe has released 8 albums of song on vinyl, cassette and C.D. He uses the forms and traditions of roots music, though experience in theatre has taught him to appreciate the experimental. Years on the Queen St. West bar circuit has not allowed him to remember a thing. His book for Ubu the barbarian, the musical, helped destroy the Arbour Theatre in just two nights. He is grateful to be a member of the nosferatu generation of folkies. A pathological stutterer in his youth, Joe prefers the song.

*A note from event organizer, Emily Glasspool:

I wanted to pass on some information about the upcoming Behind the Mind's Eye Film Festival, as well as the Gala evening we are organizing to kick off the festival. The purpose of the festival is to create a community event that will provide education, raise awareness, increase understanding, and decrease stigma surrounding mental health issues. Change in public attitudes about mental health issues leads to improved quality of life for individuals and the families of those who experience illness.

The film festival is created and supported by a dedicated group of agencies, groups, and individuals including:
∑ Members of the arts community
∑ People with mental health issues and their families and friends
∑ Individuals interested in mental health issues and mental illness
∑ Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
∑ Canadian Mental Health Association, Peterborough Branch
∑ Peterborough Regional Health Centre - Mental Health Services
∑ Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Peterborough Chapter

Last year, some of you may recall that my theatre company, Mysterious Entity presented an original play, "Skirting the Edge" for the Gala. This year, I invite you to support the festival by seeing the films but also by purchasing a ticket and attending our gala evening, presented by the Behind the Mind's Eye Festival and the Cooked and Eaten reading series:

"How Sweet the Sound" featuring local singer/songwriters. Not only will you be wined, dined and fabulously entertained, you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to the lives of people affected by mental health issues. To purchase a ticket for the gala, please phone the Canadian Mental Health Association at 748-6711, extension 0 or phone me and I'll track one down for you! I look forward to seeing you at the gala on Thursday May 3rd at 6p.m. at The Market Hall. Please see attached poster for more details.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the arts and social justice communities.

Sincerely Yours,

Emily Glasspool

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