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Roy Forbes, Connie Kaldor

Thu. January 13th 2005 8 pm - 11 pm Vancouver East Cultural Centre (All Ages) 8 pm - 11 pm
$25 ($22 members)
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Two of Canada’s favourite and most loved acoustic performers will recreate the magic one more time where it all started. Come join two of our national treasures, award-winning singer/songwriters Roy and Connie, for this special concert that marks the 20th Anniversary of the first time that they performed together at this beloved venue in 1985.

Connie Kaldor was born in Regina in 1953 during a May blizzard on the heels of a heat wave. She's been a study in contradictions ever since. She is an artist of substance without pretension, witty and urbane without condescension. She is a fearless chronicler of the human experience without the folksong angst. She has recorded nine albums, sold tens of thousands of copies, but has never had a commercial hit. Her live performances are legendary and her fan base broad and fiercely loyal. People come back to see her again and again because a Connie Kaldor performance is about more than just the power of music. It is also about the power of personality. What she says between songs is as intriguing as the lyrics she sings.

In July 1971, 18 year old Roy Forbes left his northern B.C. hometown of Dawson Creek for the bright lights of Vancouver. His songwriting, singing and guitar playing landed him immediate local attention with a late 1971 headline-making appearance at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, just one of the highlights of his first few months in the big city. Roy and his trusty Gurian guitar have toured extensively in Canada and the US over these past three decades. Through the years Roy has made a bunch of solo albums plus two with UHF (the "once-in-a-while" group he shares with Shari Ulrich and Bill Henderson), as well as a Christmas album with Connie Kaldor. He penned his first film score in the early 90s (Nettie Wild’s Blockade) and continues to work in that field – his most recent soundtrack being the CBC TV documentary Stand Up Samurais. His huge and eclectic record collection comes in handy when Roy tapes his semi-regular and popular "Snap Crackle Pop - Roy's Oldies" show for CBC Radio.

Roy Forbes

One July morning in 1971, a British Columbia kid full of dreams named Roy Forbes caught a ride down the Hart Highway from his native Dawson Creek to Vancouver. Thirty years later he and a lot of loyal fans shake their heads to think how far a battered �63 Studebaker can actually carry a good northern boy and his suitcase full of tunes. Five m... more info

Connie Kaldor

Connie Kaldor is a Juno-award winning singer who has flourished on the folk music scene for over two decades yet her repertoire of original material blurs musical boundaries, embracing elements of gospel, rock, country and western, folk, blue grass and adult contemporary. Connie, performing on piano and guitar, is a powerfully entertaining singer/s... more info
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