Ali Matthews — a house concert

August 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm 2 comments

I met Ali first at a Write! Canada conference and then at gala awards night. This  talented singer, songwriter has become one of my favourite musical artists and I’ve gotten to know her a little better each time I see her. Most recently, in Stratford, Ontario, at their home.

In July, my husband, my parents and I were delighted to attend a house concert and supper hosted by Ali and her husband John. We were treated to a delicious supper, with barbecuing by John, and salads and desserts by Ali and friends, then the concert in the Matthew’s living room. Ali began with several songs and playing her guitar, then was joined by band members, Charlene Nafziger at piano, and Rick Francis on guitar.

Charlene, Ali and Rick posing for the camera on the back deck during intermission.

Each time I meet Ali, I appreciate her humility and talent and now I add kind hostess to the list. I remain… her fan.

Enjoy this video. I don’t know the name of the violinist, but perhaps Ali can enlighten us.


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  • 1. Ali Matthews  |  August 20, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Thanks for your kind words, Carolyn. I’m so glad you and your folks could be there. I’m blessed to work with so many great musicians – guitarist Rick Francis and pianist, Charlene Nafziger at the concert. In this video, Joy Brown is on piano and the incredible Don Reed is on fiddle.

    • 2. storygal  |  August 20, 2011 at 1:42 am

      Thanks for filling me in on the names of the other musicians. I hope you will have another house concert sometime.


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