Chris Coole and Mark Westberg


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present three-time Juno Award winner, David Francey, in concert.

Hailed around the world and across Canada as the closest thing we've got to Woody Guthrie, the best songwriter since John Prine, and in league with the likes of Stan Rogers and James Keelaghan. He writes extraordinary songs about ordinary people, with an eloquence that is breathtaking.

"A consummate craftsman…David Francey is one of the biggest stars of Canadian folk music."
SOCAN Magazine

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door

Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl
(Bach & Beyond is now at 1724 Badham Blvd)

Click here to see poster.

David Francey is a Scottish-born-carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as one of Canada's most revered folk poets and singers. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

David never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His debut album, Torn Screen Door, was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released ten albums and won three Juno Awards. David also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award, as well as taking home the grand prize in both the International Acoustic Music Awards and in the Folk Category of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His eleventh album, Empty Trains, will be released, in Canada, on February26. It is a fantastic album featuring great writing, great sounds and driving rhythms and will be available at his Regina concert.

Wherever he goes he brings fans to their feet and fellow musicians to their knees. His warm brogue exudes passion; his quick smile and humble demeanour captivate all. His words resonate with an all-encompassing compassion for the plight of the working man. For his Regina performance, David will be accompanied by guitarist Mark Westberg and banjoist Chris Coole (The Foggy Hogtown Boys).

"…one of Canada's best loved troubadours." - Greg Quill - Toronto Star

Listen here.

Videos here.

Web site here.