history of midnight yoga for alcoholics

Kirk and Cennth met at a jam session hosted by Sheri-D Wilson in 2008. They were both intrigued by the fusion of the penny whistle and the slide guitar. Later during an open mic at the now legendary Bar Named Sue, they added Kirk reciting poetry. The response was  overwhelming. So they decided to work together. In the following year they worked diligently at putting together a set  that fused poetry, blues guitar and penny whistle. They did their first performance at Weeds Cafe for the Passion Pitch Poetry Series in early 2009 and have been performing at various venues and festivals ever since.

Cennth Sinclair Cen began his musical career studying violin and was an active member of a high school orchestra.  After graduating in 1975 Cen spent ten years playing in various bar bands as either a fiddler or rhythm guitar player while working full time. In 1986 he attended the University of Calgary, and graduated in 1991 with a BSc in Anthropology with a specialty in music ethnography.  For the next nine years Cen continued to pursue his musical career until in 2000 Cen picked up the blues guitar. He has been mesmerized by its haunting sound ever since. In the last seven years he has worked or collaborated with several different luminaries in the Calgary music scene. For twenty-five years Cen has been a fixture in the Calgary music scene and will continue to add to the culture as a virtuoso blues slide guitar player for years to come.

Kirk Miles His poems have been produced on CBC’s Alberta Anthology and his poetry and short stories have been published by several journals in western Canada. He is a playwright and a founding member of One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre. He has had several plays professionally produced and has earned recognition for his work including a playwriting award from Alberta Culture for co-writing the critically acclaimed Juggler on a Drum. In the fall of 2007 Bravo aired a half hour special on his life as a poet, playwright and clown. IN 2009 Kirk Miles won the Alberta Screenwriters Award for a screenplay entitled Shadow Maker. He has three books of poetry: Last Six Minutes of Elvis, of ash of brick of water, Hotel on the Cliffs of the Heart In 2012 Kirk Won the Golden Beret Award a lifetime achievement award in poetry presented by the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival. Moving Dust, a manuscript of poems about the Holocaust will be published in the summer of 2015 He has been nominated twice for the Calgary Poet Laureate Position and last year he was short-listed.

Selective Engagements, Festivals, and Regular Bars We Play At

Single Onion Poetry Reading Series

Fly Wheel Reading Series

Mikey’s Juke Joint

Calgary International Spoken Word Festival

Pro Arts Society

Works Festival in Edmonton

SouthCountry Fair

Twin Butte Soul Festival

      Calgary WordFest

      Cantos Music Showcase

The Ship and Anchor Pub

      The Corner Stone Cafe