Stephen Fearing

with opener Roy Anderson

Photo by Mark Maryanovich

GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present multiple-award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Stephen Fearing in concert.

Fearing is one of Canada's foremost performers. His powerful lyrics, creative arrangements and brilliant guitar playing fiercely reach out to the hearts and minds of his audiences.

"Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best songsmiths on the planet … quality albums … stunning shows."
Stephen Foster - BBC

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Roy Anderson

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door
Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

Click here to see poster.

Stephen Fearing was born in Vancouver (1963) to an Irish mother and an English father. His parents divorced when he was six and he and his mother moved to Ireland. Fearing spent his formative years in Ireland attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School where his history teacher, Donald Moxham (the same teacher that helped the band U2 get their start), encouraged him to pursue music. In 1982 Fearing returned to Vancouver and began his musical career. He subsequently moved to Guelph (1994) and then onto Halifax (2008). Most recently, he has relocated to Victoria, BC.

Fearing is one of the pre-eminent singer-songwriters in Canada today. He is an engaging performer and a natural storyteller. His masterful and boundary-breaking guitar work, bottomless coffer of insightful songs, and powerful smoky voice have garnered him a fiercely loyal following both nationally and internationally. He is also a well-respected producer whose name frequently pops up on recordings across the country. On stage, Fearing explodes with an energy that keeps audience members on the edge of their seats to the very last note.

Since releasing his first album, The Yellow Tape in 1986, Fearing has released nine subsequent solo albums; his latest, Every Soul's a Sailor, in 2017. In addition to his solo work, Fearing is a founding member of the Canadian 'Super-Group' Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and one-half of Fearing and White. Throughout his career Fearing has garnered multiple awards including two Juno Awards, two Canadian Folk Music Awards and a West Coast Music Award.

Videos here.

Web site here.


Roy Anderson is one of Saskatchewan's great singer songwriters. A professed flatland musician, Roy performed at many of the acoustic venues that existed back in the early 80s’, and went on to front Saskatoon’s MuckRakers for much of the 80s’ and 90s’. Most recently, he performs regularly with the Anderson Burko band. For his GrassRoots Regina appearance he will be performing a solo set with songs, both originals and covers, which convey his deep respect for the traditions of folk and country music.