Emma Cloney is a singer-songwriter and rancher, hailing from Big Sky Ranch, near Woodlands, Manitoba. She's also one of the 'cooks' behind the 'kitchen party' at the West End Cultural Centre, Saturday, April 27.
She'll be joined by champion fiddlers Patti Lamoureux and her son Alex Lamoureux, Lamouand, singer-songwriter Rambling Dan Frechette, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Rusu.
Emma put down her guitar for a few minutes to talk to SCENE about her secret recipe.
How did the ranch jam/kitchen party tradition get started at Big Sky Ranch?
It was last summer when my family and I decided to call up the friends and neighbours and invite them to our ranch. Our little ranch is settled on five acres of land complete with horses and a small fishing pond - a sweet piece of country heaven for our young family. From my kitchen window, you can enjoy the gleam of the glass jars from freshly canned dill pickles and the smell of homemade bread and jam.
Views of Kildonan Settlers bridge, Main Street and North Kildonan
Views of Route 90 and Portage Ave.
Views of Osborne, Confusion Corner, the Legislature and the Osborne Street bridge