Here's the latest news from Sheila and Freddie
Well, we've returned from our southern USA tour of RV and Golf Resorts and are happy to be in our house after three months
in a motorhome! We'd like to thank everyone who attended a 'Freddie and Sheila Show' in Texas, Arizona and California.
A special thanks to our sponsoring resorts, Mission Bell in Mission, TX, Desert Gold in Brenda, AZ and Indian Waters in
Indio, CA. Next year's tour is pretty much set and we're already looking forward to performing for the wonderful
audiences that we play to almost every night of the week. Nothing beats a Winter Texan or Snowbird audience! That's
the truth!! You all really spoil us. We feel so fortunate to spend our winters in the sunny south with beautiful
weather, meeting terrific people and playing the music we love. What more could you ask for?
This winter it was especially sweet to be in the sunny south. We couldn't believe what we saw when we came home on
April 7th. The enormous amount of snow still on the ground is unbelievable! Today it is April 21st and although some
has melted, I am sure we'll still have snow on the ground well into May. I feel for farmers and others that have to
deal with weather when trying to make a living.
When I look out the window I have a hard time thinking about the 12th Annual Pelletier Guitar and Music Camp happening
in just 2 ½ months! Yes, in just 2 ½ months!! Registrations are coming in nicely for all three weeks. Week 3 seems
to be the week of choice for many so if you are thinking about attending that week, you might want to register sooner
than later. Early registration incentive ends May 1st too. Register on or before May 1st and take $25 off your total.
The camp offers group lessons to all ages, beginner to advanced on guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, voice and piano.
Our weeks to choose from are Wk 1 - July 15-18, Wk 2 - July 22-25, Wk 3 - July 29-Aug. 1. We have some fantastic
instructors - Freddie and Clint Pelletier, Dorian Michael, Pete Laflamme, Clint Dutiaume, Thea Neumann, Linda Campbell.
It's going to be a fun and informative summer and it's a great way to spend a part of your summer! Please join us!
For more info you can call us at 306-749-2498.
We've also started our second concert series of 'Singin, Pickin and Grinnin' shows at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre - Mae
Wilson Theatre in Moose Jaw, SK. Our guest on April 13th was western singer and yodeler, Eli Barsi and her bass playing
husband, John Cunningham. Eli is such a talent and a it was so much fun to play some of her songs with her and sing some
harmony!! Thanks again Eli and John for a terrific show. Our next show is May 10th with Freddie's son, Clint Pelletier
and Thea Neumann. Clint is such an amazing guitarist and Thea is a beautiful jazz singer. It'll be fun to get the
Pelletier Family together to play some tunes from our Les Paul and Mary Ford tribute CD. Hope you can make it. To
purchase tickets you can call the box office at 306-693-4700 or go to
http://www.moosejawculture.com/ticket_sales.htm to buy online. Our fall line-up will include Kelly Bourdages from the
Moose Jaw band, Trick Ryder on Sept. 14th and Brett Kissel on Oct. 19th.
Finally, we'd like to send our deepest sympathy to the family of Les Pavelick (comedian, Metro). We performed a lot
on Metro's shows over the years and built a special friendship with him. Les passed away in January at his winter home
in Yuma, AZ. On April 28th we'll take part in a memorial roast for our old pal at the Casino Regina. RIP Les - we're
Until next time ...