The Red Rooster with Robyn

I’ve been called many things before, both good and bad, but “secret weapon” has got to be one of my all-time favourites. Well, second favourite… being asked “were you a ninja?” when returning to my high school definitely tops the list.

Last night, I played my first gig on violin with Robyn Dell’Unto at the Legendary Red Rooster Vintage Cafe in Burlington.. If you haven’t heard her music yet, go to her MySpace right now. I mean, you’re not allowed to read the rest of this post unless her music is playing in the background. (Take a look at how much I’ve been listening over the past week…)

When I first heard her in August, I was floored. Trevor Howard, the headlining artist of the night (what a cool guy), put it best: she’s just in an entirely different class. I must admit, I was pretty intimidated when jamming with her at first. I wasn’t sure that I could add something to her music as opposed to just getting in the way, but she actually seemed to like what I was playing and I guess it worked out pretty well.

One of the coolest parts about the show last night is that we apparently have a DVD of our performance. (Robyn, you were right… hard core hair washing action indeed!) It’s great to have captured the moment because it’s in moments like that when I realize I want to do this for the rest of my life.

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