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Willie-O Obit: singer Taylor Mitchell, Oct 28, 2009 (43) RE: Obit: Taylor Mitchell, Oct 28, 2009 29 Oct 09

By purest chance I met Taylor just last Thursday, as she prepared to play at Bridge Street Cafe in Sackville. I had heard of her as an up-and-comer and was charmed by her music and person, as she ventured out on her first Maritime tour. She gamely played through to a nearly empty room (last minute booking, she commented with a rueful smile), a treat for the few in attendance. What a shock it was to hear her name on the news today as the victim of this tragedy. Tuesday was a beautiful day in the Maritimes--I went hiking myself in fact--and obviously no one saw this coming.   

I'd sure appreciate it if people didn't use this tragedy as a platform for venting their opinions for/against hunting, trapping, coyotes, animal rights, "greenies" etc etc (the comments here are pretty mild compared to those at the CBC news story). I am not referring to informative posts; it is worth knowing about the difference between eastern and western coyotes.

There's talk on Maplepost "to have the Canadian Folk Music Awards rename the Young Performer of the Year Award in Taylor's memory".
A fitting idea, to honour one lost so young who had already made such an impression. She is a nominee for the award this year.


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