The Sooke Folk Music Society is back again this Saturday with another coffee house presentation. We are most pleased to be presenting Metchosin-based singer/songwriter Garnett Betts. Some of you may remember Garnett from last October’s Songwriter’s Circle with Rebecca Boux, Dave Gallant and Jennifer Louise Taylor.
When you have no choice but to paint, you’re a painter. When you have no choice but to write songs, you’re a songwriter. Garnett Betts has been a singer/songwriter since his teenage years. Originally from Winnipeg, where he performed and was featured on CBC radio, he’s called Metchosin home for 16 years where he writes and records. Whether collaborating to provide material for other artists to record, or performing live, the goal has always been the pursuit of the thoughtful song. Beautiful melodies and thought provoking lyrics seem to flow easily through Betts. He has a soothing voice and an engaging delivery. His songs tell stories that enthrall the listener.
In addition to appearing at local folk clubs, or house concerts, lately Betts has been focused on writing and recording new material. Songs From The Starline will be the title of a new CD that will see completion this summer. It is a concept album, and a collaboration between Garnett Betts and fellow songwriter, Richard Church. The music centers around the regular attendees of a neighbourhood diner. Topics in the project, as around the diner table, range from the personal to the global, and the music spans acoustic to electric. You can be sure that at least one of the songs from this project will make its way into the set list for the evening performance at the Sooke Folk Club.
Please join us this Saturday, May 19 for an evening of entertaining and insightful music with this talented singer/songwriter.
It happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage beginning at 7:30 and our feature at 9.