PARRY SOUND - On Saturday, Aug. 25, a number of friends, relatives and neighbours gathered at the home of Doug Pawis and Deb Jones for their second annual Doug Pawis Retirement Party.
The 2nd annual Doug Pawis Retirement Party.
Everyone got into the spirit of making music together at the 2nd annual Doug Pawis Retirement Party.
Deb is an accomplished, award-winning singer, musician, and yodeler that performs country, folk and popular standards at the Stockey Centre and other venues throughout Ontario and the U.S.
The first retirement party in 2011 was such a success, a second performance was the order of the day and what a performance it was.
While the audience sat back and tapped their toes, the assembled musicians began to play: Deb, Marty Restoule and Rick Capreole on regular guitars, Ken Hobin on bass guitar plus Harold Pilgrim on his fiddle and Debbie’s aunt Andrea Hansen on her violin.
The jam session started with a medley of songs from way back when to the present with Deb, Marty and Rick adding in vocals either all together or solo.
And a couple of numbers by fiddle players Andrea and Harold.
The fun started around 1 p.m., only broken up with a late-day lunch of moose burgers and a potluck table that left no one hungry.
Then back to the music with a special surprise.
In the audience were three young ladies, Brandy Misquadis, Selena Nichols and Coral Pawis who had taken lessons from Debbie and her aunt Andrea.
Deb was quick to find four extra violins, one for the three girls and one for her husband, Doug, who is also learning how to play the violin. Now the group of six musicians, became ten where they all joined together to create some very enjoyable music on Doug and Deb’s front lawn.
A fun afternoon for all and will be looking forward to next year’s third annual Doug Pawis Retirement party.