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

Through nearly fifty years of recording and touring, Valdy remains at the heart of Canada's musical landscape.

Valdy is a seasoned performer and a cultural emissary who, over the last five 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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Doors at 7:15 p.m.

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission:: $25 advance / $25 online
(plus $1.74 service fee) / $30 at the door
Tickets available at: Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl,

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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. He has recently taken to collaborating with cowboy singer-songwriter Gary Fjellgaard. As of 2018, Valdy continues to regularly tour across Canada, including a performance on the main stage at the Mariposa Folk Festival.

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

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