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Valdy & Gary Fjellgaard

February 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Heritage Playhouse Productions
Presents
Valdy & Gary Fjellgaard

Gary and Valdy -“As individual artists, these men are amazing. Together, they are phenomenal!” ”

Western Roots” they call it – music that draws on all the aspects of life in the west. Music that echoes the mountains and the sea, the cowboys and the fishermen, the oil-well roustabouts and the loggers, the sunsets and the rain, the streak of rugged independence and contrariness, generosity and warmth.

Gary &Valdy: two experienced entertainers who know how to earn the respect of their audiences and deliver shows night after night that send people home with smiles and the knowledge that they’ve experienced something special and heartwarming.

Together, Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard are a near-perfect team. Their songs touch a common ground with the affection and warmth only old friends can share. Two memorable and endearing guys, two guitars, and two dozen songs or more to tell you where they’ve been, where they’re at, and where they’re heading.

Two of Canada’s true gentlemen singer/songwriters, storytellers and troubadours teamed together on record and on the concert stage. This is a live performance that should not be missed by anybody!

 

Gary Fjellgaard

Raised on the farm on the Canadian prairies this award winning singer/songwriter is a champion of vanishing values and the frontier spirit. His western heritage, cattle drives, wagon treks, and working folks with ties to the land have all been an inspiration for the gary-fjellgaard-biolyrical imagery in his songs.
In 2005 this Juno Award winner was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Gary still tours extensively and looks back on a rewarding career and gratefully acknowledges the hundreds of town and cities and thousands of listeners who have been touched by his music. With his finger style acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, colorful stories, Gary takes his western roots music to the people with a rare sincerity. Gary and his wife Lynne make their home on Canada’s west coast. His lifelong love for Lynne, their four daughters and their many grandchildren is lovingly illustrated in many of his songs.

Valdy

Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and 09-10_valdifolk music for years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.
Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 16 CDs, albums and 8-tracks, and has received two Juno Awards (from a total of seven Juno nominations), and four Gold albums to his credit.
Along the way, he’s taken his music to a dozen different countries, from Denmark to Australia, and recently New Zealand, been an invited performer on many oxccasions at the prestigious Kerrville Festival in Texas, and even played a lead role in an episode of The Beachcombers.
Today, he’s based on Salt Spring Island, where he lives with his wife Kathleen, two dogs and two large cats (the three grown-up “kids” are all now living in the southern mainland of British Columbia and Colorado).

 

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Date:
February 20, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm