Mark Stuart

Guitar slinger sets sights on Sooke

For the final show of the Concert Series, the Sooke Folk Society presents Tennessee native Mark Stuart.

For the final show of the Concert Series, the Sooke Folk Society presents Tennessee native Mark Stuart.

Stuart is spending this year doing what he has always done, touring full time as a musician, bringing his years of musical experience to the stage.

Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded, delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing.

After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a rounded performance.

His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar “chops” and songs that draw from his rock, blues, country and folk music roots.

Mostly, he has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife Stacey Earle. There were stints along the way as a sideman for Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, and Joan Baez.

One can find Stuart any given night in a small theater, coffeehouse, festival stage or church auditorium giving it his all. Or he could be instructing at a guitar clinic or song writing workshop.

His decades-long career has taken him throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

The Sooke show is this Saturday at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Rd.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert at 8. Tickets are $15 in advance at Shoppers Drug Mart or $20 at the door.