First of all, I want to welcome all the new people I’ve met over the last month or so at the open mics, the Black Walnut Folk Club, the Ark Coffee House, SAC Regional Writer’s Groups, and wherever else. I thank you for joining my email newsletter and hope you find these occasional messages timely and informative.

I’ve been busy writing, re-writing, recording and gigging and it’s been quite a while since I’ve sent an update about what’s coming up.

My gig listing below has the details of the different types of gigs I do, including where and when I’m playing.

I want to highlight that I’m competing tonight in the 3rd Annual Fergus Songwriting Competition at the Brew House on the Grand – consider coming out!

You may recall I recently did the League of Rock’s 10-week program in Toronto. I just received a link to the video of the final showcase from the Silver Dollar Room featuring the Skizzos, our LOR band.
I’d like to make this video available exclusively to everyone on this email list as a way of saying thank you for your support of my musical ambitions. (Please enjoy it but be careful there is some explicit language!)
League Of Rock Final Showcase Recorded Live April 17, 2012, Including SKIZZOS with Don Sawchuk, The Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave. Toronto ON:

Presently, I’m focused on my writing / re-writing so I can get my music recorded and in people’s hands. I’m afraid to book myself into too many gigs for fear it will distract me from the most important things I can be doing right now: writing and recording. The opportunities to see me performing live are few but catch me if you can!

Thanks in advance for coming out to support live Canadian music! I’m looking forward to playing for you.

Cheers, Don.
Don Sawchuk
Building community one song at a time.