April 24, 2015

Few tickets are remaining for the Folk Music Ontario/National Arts Centre Ontario Scene song circle at Pressed on Friday May 1st!

Doors are at 8pm, music starts at 8:30pm with Chris MacLean, Audrey Saparno, and Slo’ Tom, set 2 will start at 9:50 pm Ian Tamblyn, Jill Zmud, and yours truly.

Hope to see your lovely faces there.

Get tickets here: http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11382

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March 2, 2015

Delighted to be participating in the National Arts Centre's Ontario Scene! The NAC and Folk Music Ontario have partnered to present this amazing song circle with Ian Tamblyn, Amanda Rheaume, Chris MacLean, Jill Zmud, Slo'Tom, and Audrey Saparno.

Get tickets here: http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11382

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November, 2014

Saturday November 22 in Ottawa I'll be performing alongside Amanda Rheaume at the 8th Ottawa Healing Garden Country Music Fest! Taking place at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Britannia Park in support of creating a Healing Garden at Queensway Carleton Hospital for patients and their families.

Featuring: Jennifer McCarter, Scott Nuebert, The Rogers Family and more!

For details: http://bit.ly/11Eny30

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July, 2014

Summerfolk is drawing near...I've been added into some INCREDIBLE workshops featuring some of my musical heroes. I. Cannot. Wait. Come along! There's a lot of room in the van ;) 

For tickets and more info: summerfolk.org

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April, 2014

Super excited to announce that I will be performing at the 39th Annual Summerfolk Music & Arts Festival in Owen Sound, ON! The incredible full lineup is here: summerfolk.org. I hope you can join us on August 15, 16, 17, 2014!

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October, 2013

This year, Babes4Breasts raised over $26,000 through our annual benefit concert as well as our Beau's 4 Babes at the Royal Oak campaign! Cumulatively, B4B has raised OVER $100,000 since 2007! We are moved and humbled by the generosity of so many people. Thank you. 

For more info: babes4breasts.com 

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September, 2013

You've been waiting to patiently. The Babes4Breasts Compilation Album (Vol 3) is out! Featuring a roster of 15 outstanding Canadian artists including Juno Award winners Rose Cousins, Amelia Curran and the Good Lovelies, as well as Jenn Grant, Matthew Barber, Kate Fenner, Oh Susanna with Jim Bryson, Amanda Rheaume, Chloe Albert, and many more.  

More info here: babes4breasts.com 

Find it on iTunes HERE

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August, 2013

Here it is. The Babes4Breasts 2014 benefit concert lineup! James Keelaghan, Matthew Barber, Amanda Rheaume, Lyndell Montgomery and myself! Thursday October 24th at Southminster United Church! Get your tickets and more info here: babes4breasts.com 

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April, 2013

Ottawa folks, I'm performing this year at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival! Check out the amazing lineup here: ottawagrassrootsfestival.com  

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February 13, 2013

Now that we've had a chance to turn a circle and get settled into 2013, let me tell you about what's coming up.  

~Babes4Breasts ... An Evening with Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Babes4Breasts raised.....

On January 23, we were so pleased to host Nazanin Afshin-Jam for a reception at the Empire Grill.  Along with the help of co-chairs Jeff Clarke and Gerry Wall, the evening successfully raised $10,000 for the Shirley E. Greenberg Breast Health Imaging Suite at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Thank you to the entire team as well as our wonderful sponsors: Platinum Sponsors Inflector Environmental Services, Claridge Homes, Paul McCarney & Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors MDS Aero, Imperial Electric; Book Sponsors Abatement Technologies Ltd., Access Rigging and Smith, Petrie, Carr & Scott. Also, a great thank you to Agent Signs for the signage!

(Photo by  Jake Wright: Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, Peter MacKay, Jeff Clarke, Ana Miura, Amanda Rheaume, Gerry Wall) 

~Shows...Folk Alliance, Blues in the Schools, Ottawa Grassroots Festival

If you're at Folk Alliance next week, be sure to drop by the Babes4Breasts Room 1057 on Friday Feb 22nd to see some incredible music in the round.

We are so excited to have these fresh Babes in our room: Suzie Vinnick, Annabelle Chvostek, Amanda Rheaume; Kim Wempe, Scarlett Jane; Jadea Kelly, Captain Dirt & The Skirt, Ariana Gillis; and the Man-Babes Matthew Barber, James Keelghan and Jordie Lane! 

Mark your calendars for the Ottawa Grassroots Festival, Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28th.  See the TOUR page for more details.

~Songwriting...

In other news I've been writing a handful of new tunes both by myself and with others....listen for them at upcoming shows! Super thrilled with this as I've been pushing through some writers' block

~Currently listening to...

John Wort Hannam (from Alberta) - Album: Brambles and Thorns

Blue Rose Code (from Scotland) - Album: Julie

James Keelghan (from Ontario) - Album: House of Cards

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July 17, 2012

So much great stuff going on!

1. Shows...

I'll be at the Powell Street Music festival during the August long weekend, so if you're in Vancouver, BC, on Saturday August 4 or Sunday August 5th... check the TOUR section!

Thanks to all who attended the show at RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest!

2. Babes4Breasts Crowd Funding for 2nd Compilation album!

Calling all BABES! We need your help fundraising for the 2012  Babes4Breasts Compilation Album! This year's album will feature a song co-written with a group of cancer survivors, Amanda Rheaume and myself. We are so proud of this beautiful tune!  Every contribution counts - from $10 to $2,000 - and you'll get all kinds of cool stuff for helping out!  www.kapipal.com/babes4breasts 

talksoon,

Ana

May 1, 2012

Hello Everyone,

  I am so excited and humbled to let you know that I have been selected to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  Words fail me..... It is a day of humility and gratitude for me.  It is a huge, unexpected honour and I will be delighted to accept and share it with all of the incredible people who have helped Babes4Breasts along the way; from those who buy tickets to those who work behind the scenes, to sponsors, to friends and of course family.  Without the generosity and kindness of many, this would not be possible. Community means many people working together to care for the people and the places we live.  I hope to live up to the achievements of all of the other recipients of this award.  I hope to see Babes4Breasts continue to flourish to support those who are on their breast cancer journeys right now and to work to eliminate this illness for good. 

This years B4B will be holding our big concert in Ottawa on Saturday October 20th at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts.  For more information about B4B, please head to:   www.babes4breasts.om