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Kids show, Southern USA Tour, and helping hand for our manager Lisa

Happy New Year everyone!

This Saturday in I am doing one of my favourite things ever – a free solo show for kids!  A great way for me and the Toronto Public Library to give back to the wonderful community we live in and serve…

Saturday Jan 19, at 10:30 AM. Earth, Seas & Air at Fort York Branch, Toronto Public Library. 190 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, ON. There are no tickets, just show up maybe 20 minutes ahead to get front row seats to my longest-running sing-along concert show.  Here is how I looked when I first started performing this production…


 

Trio

Please join us on our annual Sultans of String warmer weather tour! Look forward to visiting with our American friends and fans! Details at http://sultansofstring.com/calendar/

Jan 23 — Atlanta, GA – Steve’s Live Music

Jan 24 — La Grange, GA – Pure Life Studios

Jan 25 – Jacksonville, FL – Mudville Music Room

Jan 26 – Gainesville, FL – Sandhill Stage

Jan 27 – Fripp Island, SC – Fripp Island Community Center

Jan 28 – Fripp Island, SC – Education morning show,

Jan 29 – Sanibel Island, SC – w/ Gulf Coast Symphony, Community House

Jan 31 – Fory Myers, FL – w/ Gulf Coast Symphony, Edison Ford Winter Estates

Feb 1 – Cutler Bay, FL — South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Feb 2 – Delray Beach, FL – Arts Garage


An important message about our manager and good friend Lisa:

For more than a decade I have been blessed with a very dear friend Lisa Weitz.  Lisa has acted tirelessly as our Canadian manager/booking agent/publicist and has honorary band membership in Sultans of String. She is hands-down the nicest person I have ever come across in the music business and is always looking out for, and helping others.

Many people know of Lisa though her amazing work supporting the music of others nationally and internationally. Lisa was also Hugh’s Room’s first publicist from 2001-2008, and has worked on management/publicity for the much missed Taylor Mitchell, Mose Scarlett, the Andrew Collins Trio, April Verch, Kiran Ahluwalia, Anne Lindsay, Qristina & Quinn Bachand, Jon Brooks, Enoch Kent, Jaffa Road, Art Garfunkel, ArtsCan Circle, a fundraiser for the Mariposa Folk Fest and a host of other wonderful artists in our midst.  Before working with musicians, she was communications coordinator at ARCH, a legal resource centre for persons with disabilities.

Lisa is dealing with a recent diagnosis of aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. She has had to scale back on her work at a time when her expenses are much higher dealing with all this. Her supplements and medicine, plus transportation to and from all her treatments and scans has made navigating this difficult journey even harder.

Lisa has been undergoing chemotherapy at Princess Margaret Hospital and is also working hard to boost her strength with a complementary care practitioner. The good news is that the cancer does not appear to have metastasized outside the breast and so we are all extremely hopeful for her recovery. She is one of the strongest people I know and is trying to stay positive through this ordeal.

Lisa has dedicated so much love, time and energy to helping us and other musicians with our careers and we want to do what we can to give back.

We hope that you may be able to make a donation to help ease this financial and emotional stress. No amount is too small and would be appreciated more than you can know. Funds will go directly to Lisa to help cover her lost income and mounting bills.

Thanks for considering this, and please share with others.

You can learn more and help out here https://www.gofundme.com/Help-Lisa-Weitz-fight-cancer

With love,

Chris McKhool
Sultans of String