Music / Singing - Performance
Saturday, July 28, 2012
8:00 PM-11:00 PM
Like all great and genuine artists, Fred Eaglesmith lets his muse call the tune on his 18th album, Cha Cha Cha. And this time out it's the big beat of rock'n'roll. And it is not only rock'n'roll, though that is at the heart of this collection of reflections on the always fertile subject of love by one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriter of our day. With his usual creative panache, Eaglesmith splashes the style with such colors as 1950s movie music, soulful backing vocals, dance rhythms and more. He reconfigures one of the most potent essences of popular music into something all his own as well as both timeless yet urgently contemporary.
His songs have been covered by the likes of Dar Williams, The Cowboy Junkies and James King. He has shared the bill with John Prine, Dwight Yokam, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Leon Russell, Merle Haggard, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, and George Jones, to name a few! His music has been used by directors Martin Scorsese and James Caan.
He won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for "Best Roots and Traditional Album - Solo," and was a finalist 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 Fred holds the distinction of being the only Canadian composer to hold the #1 spot on the American Bluegrass chart for his song, "Thirty Years of Farming."
A Fred Eaglesmith gig is more than a concert, it's a show, a stand up comedy routine, a travelling carnival, and a good ol' fashion honky tonk all rolled into one! Eaglesmith isn't an act, he's a culture!
More info at: www.fredeaglesmith.com/
Cost: $20 advance; $25 day of show plus ticket fee.
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult
Last Modified: July 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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