GrassRoots Regina presents multiple Juno Award winner Stephen Fearing in concert. Mixing powerful lyrics, creative arrangements and brilliant guitar playing, Fearing has built up a loyal and dedicated audience over the last twenty years.
Opening set by Steve Palmer.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 advance $20 at the door
Tickets available October 21 at Bach & Beyond, Cobb Swanson Music and X-Ray Records
Stephen Fearing was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He returned to Canada in 1981 and is now established as a regular and popular fixture on the folk club and festival circuit. In addition to his solo work, he is a member of the highly successful roots-rock trio Blackie and The Rodeo Kings.
Stephen is one of the foremost 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.
A 2007 Juno Award for his solo recording Yellowjacket is the latest accolade on a mantle already crowded with awards and nominations for his work as a solo artist and with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings. He has released eight solo albums and six with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings over the course of his career.
"Stephen Fearing is without question one of the finest singer-songwriters working today." - The Province
“Dense and richly hued works which merit the comparison to England's eclectic and beguiling [Richard] Thompson." - The Globe and Mail
No Dress Rehearsal clip:
The Big East West clip:
Web site: www.stephenfearing.com
My Space: www.myspace.com/stephenfearing
Steve Palmer was raised on gospel, country and blues music: music which began his forty-year musical odyssey. He started out as a player with the psychedelic folk-rock bands on tour during the '60s British invasion and then paid his dues as a guitarist for hire in country bands working the Alberta bar scene. Most recently, he has become a solo performer, singing about life and simple pleasures with the unhurried authority of a quiet and simple folk-singing road survivor.
Morning Road clip:
Web site: www.spmusic.ca