The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show
GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show with The Fabulous Ginn Sisters.
Eaglesmith inspires comparisons to icons like Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen, tops the roots music charts, and has had his songs recorded by the likes of Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina
Show starts at 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 advance $25 at the door(if available).
Tickets available at Bach & Beyond, Buy The Book and X-Ray Records.
Click here to see poster.
Fred Eaglesmith has been performing since 1980 and has just released his eighteenth album, Cha Cha Cha, which features fresh sounds - a little swing, a little soul and a hint of bossa nova. Since leaving the Ontario family farm at age fifteen, guitar in hand, Eaglesmith has honed his craft as a wandering troubadour, capturing the lives, emotions and the travails of the seemingly common people with uncommon sensitivity, humanity and dignity. For the past thirty years, he has worn a zig-zag trail around the world performing over 200 shows a year singing songs about working people, farming and hard living. His dynamic live shows have been described by reviewers as a “blend of aching country and barroom rock” and a “mixture of hard-edged honky-tonk balanced between rock 'n' roll and early ’60s country.” A road warrior virtually without parallel, Eaglesmith has built a rabid fan base one show at a time.
His 1995 release, Drive-In Movie, won the Juno Award for Best Solo Roots and Traditional Album. He won a Canadian Independent Music Award and received honourable mention in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition for his song “Alcohol and Pills”. Three tribute albums featuring covers of Eaglesmith’s work have been recorded and he holds the distinction of being the only Canadian composer to hold the number one spot on the American bluegrass charts for his song “Thirty Years of Farming”. His songs have joined the canon of academic curriculum at two universities. Eaglesmith has also acted in a number of movies and is a painter who regularly shows in galleries. He makes his home in southern Ontario.
The Fabulous Ginn Sisters have made a career of breaking hearts in clubs across North America with their amazing harmonies and rough, raw-boned sound. Their already constant touring schedule recently ballooned to include touring as part of The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show. More info at: www.theginnsisters.com
"Thirty Years of Farming" clip:
"Shoulder to the Plow" clip:
The Ginn Sister's "Hard Fall" clip:
“If you’re missing Fred Eaglesmith, you’re really missing out.” - The New Yorker
“Eaglesmith delivers passion like few singers since Woody Guthrie.” - New York Press
Web site: www.fredeaglesmith.com
Watch Fred's June 18th apperance on The Late Show with David Letterman here.