Valdy

with opener
Amanda Rheaume

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GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Order of Canada recipient and double Juno-award winner Valdy in concert.

Through forty years of recording and touring, Valdy remains at the heart of Canada's musical landscape. He is a seasoned performer and a cultural emissary who, over the last four decades, has released eighteen albums and twenty-four singles. He has sold over half a million units worldwide and four of his releases have attained Gold status in Canada.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Ottawa's Amanda Rheaume

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.

Valdy (born Paul Valdemar Horsdal) began his career playing guitar in rock and country groups, most notably, the London Town Criers and the Prodigal Sons. In the late sixties, he adopted a country-folk style, and in 1972 came to national attention with "Rock and Roll Song", a single from his first LP, Country Man. Over the next nine years he released eight additional LPs, four of which sold more than 50,000 copies in Canada. During this period Valdy began to tour extensively, both nationally and internationally, playing concerts and folk festivals. Although less prominent during the 1980s, he remained a fixture on the Canadian folk circuit. He also performed for children and, on occasion, with symphony orchestras, maintaining a yearly itinerary of some 200 performances. In the 1990s, he continued to tour and perform and launched his own record label, Rack on Tour. Most recently he has taken to collaborating with cowboy singer-songwriter Gary Fjellgaard.


Valdy understands that people come to his shows to be entertained and, as such, he tailors each of his shows to suit his audience. He has a distinctive voice and accompanies himself with guitar-playing that seems effortless, masking an underlying musical complexity. His songs reflect the joys, struggles and accomplishments in all of our lives and are spiced with a wry humour. For his Regina show, Valdy will be appearing as a solo act.

"Few performerers are capable of achieving the kind of energy he creates on stage." - Globe and Mail

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Amanda Rheaume is an award-winning Métis singer-songwriter who has a powerful, slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible folk/roots sound with elements of country, pop, and soul. Amanda's latest album, Holding Patterns, is slated for release in May and will be available at her performance. For her Regina show, Amanda will be joined by Andres Drerup (mandolin, guitar) and Anna Ruddick (bass).


" ... unique place where folk, country and pop intersect." - Folk Music Canada

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Videos here.

Web site here.

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