Tea 'n' Tales is a weekly summer series at the Enabling Garden. Brenda & Gayle's Vocal Harmony Duo's concert (songs from the 40's, 50's & 60's) will be a half hour long, followed by storytellers Brian Holstein Sya VanGeest, and, Beve Matson. Come out, any Friday this summer at 10:30 am (or before if you want a good spot). Bring a chair if you can (we have some. . .) and a mug for your complimentary iced tea.. The Enabling Garden is at the south end of Riverside Park, off Woolwich Street.Save
Label: Ack-Rack Records
Gayle Ackroyd’s musical identity has always been firmly planted in Roots Music or that which encompasses folk, country and blues.
An Ontario girl who grew up on a dairy farm then spent her teenage years in Brampton North West of Toronto, Gayle played piano as a child then switched to guitar when...See Full Bio
“Gayle's distinctive performing style is described by Lenny Stout In the Toronto Star as “a whole lot of tender, and a little bit tough.” She has appeared on festival and night club stages all across the country, including: The Calgary Stampede, Mariposa Music Festival, Harbourfront Water’s Edge Cafe, Toronto Blues Society’s Women’s Blues Review, the C.N.E., the Hamilton Blues Festival, Albert’s Hall in Toronto, and, Orillia Blues Festival. Gayle has hosted numerous songwriting workshops, including the TV series “It Started with a Song” on Graham Cable. Awards include a Top Ten placement for “Train of Love” in radio station Mix 99 FM’s songwriting competition, and Toronto Arts Council and FACTOR grants that allowed her to spend time songwriting in Nashville. Her workshop skills are honed through her regular teaching activities.”