The Big Idea

Loughborough’s Challenge Students

I haven’t told you about the Grade 7 class I get to play and work with at Loughborough Public School in the village of Sydenham, Ontario.  They’re part of the Challenge Program in the Limestone District School Board.  The Challenge Program is one of the “Choices at Seven” programs. (LEAP, Extended French & ATLAS are…

Big Idea Film Teaser #1

Hey Friends!  Please check out this small teaser clip from a documentary-in-progress being made by filmmaker Tom Knowlton (tck productions). Tom came to film a showcase at the 2013 Folk Music Ontario Conference featuring Gary Rasberry & The Big Idea Band.  I’m looking forward to seeing more as Tom continues to work with the footage….

What Do We Really Want?

Hey! What’s the Big Idea asking … a Forthright and Brazen question such as this? What do you? Really want?  For your life.  For your children?  For the planet?  For your two cats? What do you Really Want? For your money? For your father-in-law? For your daughter’s teacher?  For families who have nothing? For Families who…

The Big Idea Band Showcases at FMO

What’s the Big Idea?!?  Right now, it’s a Family Showcase at the Folk Music Ontario Conference being held October 17-20th in Mississauga.  We have a Friday night showcase with an opportunity to play for the many good folks who hire festival acts and gigs of all shapes and sizes.  I am stoked to be appearing…

Some of the Best Big Ideas are Small

Some of the best ideas are small. Mid-September.  Big Idea Headquarters is buzzing with activity—inspiration, ideas, insights.  I continue to work at branding myself. (If you’re picturing a ranch and a hot bar of iron with ‘Big Idea’ being stamped on my forearm: close but not quite.)  Less painful. Less bovine-like. More like an ink-free…

Big Ideas Update

Greetings All The Big Idea is in full swing. The CD was launched last week with 3 Kingston Shows. Thanks to all those who joined us. Thanks to the musicians who played in such a stellar fashion: Sheesham & Lotus Jamie Campbell and Rob Unger (Fireweed), Matt Rogalskky (The Gertrudes), Kevin Bowers (The Aldous Huxters)…