This Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m., David Francey will be performing on the new timberframe outdoor stage at the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing (where Cornfest used to be). This is a licensed event, co-presented by Algoma Trad and St. Joseph Island Township.
From carpenter to songwriter – Since leaving construction and recording Torn Screen Door in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian, David Francey is recognized as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters.
Francey has released 9 CDs to date. His most recent, Late Edition, has garnered much praise and two Canadian Folk Music nominations. Francey is a three time JUNO award winner and also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award. In the last few years he took home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
A few select quotes about Francey:
“Francey has made a reputation for himself as one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers… [His songs] are small and beautifully crafted pieces of work that have made Francey both a folk festival favourite and something of a latter-day Canadian poet laureate.”
Greg Quill, the Toronto Star
“A consummate craftsman…David Francey is one of the biggest stars of Canadian folk Music”
Words & Music – SOCAN Magazine
“Francey has been bringing an acute eye to penning image-laden lyrics for years” The Edmonton Journal
“One of Canada’s outstanding poets, songwriters, storytellers. That’s David Francey with a lovely little tribute to tonight.” Ron MacLean, Hockey Night in Canada. November 22/03 Following the Canadian Heritage Classic Hockey Game
Tickets are now available on line at www.algomatrad.ca/buy-tickets/ or can be purchased at various local businesses including: Ambeault’s in Richards Landing, 17E Trading Post, McClelland’s Hardware in Desbarats, Copper Bay Shell in Bruce Mines, Tamarack Health Food and Gifts, Country Way and RadZone in the Sault. Tickets are $20/person, $15/student, $10/12 and under. Ticket and show information can also be obtained at 705 782 4311. Tickets will be available at the door, so it’s not too late!