“Western Roots” they call it – music that draws on all the aspects of life in the west. Music that echoes the mountains, 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.
This will be the vibe on Saturday evening, June 4 when the Sooke Folk Music Society presents Canadian folk icons, Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard in concert at the Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road.
Valdy & Gary are two seasoned 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 heart-warming.
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.
Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.
For more than 40 years Gary Fjellgaard has been making a living on the road with a guitar and a song. He delights his audiences throughout North America and Europe with his masterful acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, riveting yodeling and tales of his life in the woods. Gary takes his music to the people with a rare sincerity. Raised on the Canadian Prairies, this award winning singer/songwriter is a champion of vanishing values and the frontier spirit.
As individual artists, these two men are amazing. Together, they are phenomenal!
This is a live performance that should not be missed by anybody! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the concert commencing at 8.
Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Shoppers Drug Mart in Sooke.