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Event Archive - The Contenders (ft), Gary Fjellgaard , Valdy

Thu. February 22nd 2018 Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (No Minors)
8:00PM doors at 7:00PM
Tickets at: Blue Frog Studios
Presented by: Blue Frog Studios
​The CONTENDERS are made up of Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard. Both of these Juno Award winners have played to sold-out shows in the past at Blue Frog. Now, in a rare special event, they will appear together in a memorable show. As individual artists, these men are amazing. Together they are phenomenal.
Valdy’s been a significant part of Canada’s folk scene for as long as most people can remember, and a wider audience still remembers him for “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song,” still a staple of classic rock radio. His true fans – and you can find them all over Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia and New Zealand – know him for his relaxed, easy-going stage shows.
Gary Fjellgaard- In 2005 this Juno Award winner was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Fame. Gary still tours extensively and looks back on a rewarding career and gratefully acknowledges the hundreds of towns and cities and thousands of listeners touched by his music. With his finger style acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, colourful stories, Gary takes his western roots music to the people with rare sincerity. He’s a champion of the vanishing West’s frontier spirit, cattle drives, wagon treks and men and women with ties to the land.
Individually, they’ve won multiple Juno Awards and CCMA honours, sold hundreds of thousands of records, and they revel in life on the road, meeting new people, and sharing their songs. Two of Canada’s true gentlemen singer/songwriters, storytellers and troubadours have a blast as they are teamed together on concert stage. This is a live performance that should not be missed by anybody.


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Valdy (Folk Singer Songwriter)

"I've been lucky," Valdy suggests, (born Paul Valdemar Horsdal in September of 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, an inner city kid, mother Lillian, social worker / psychiatric nurse whtaught family planning to Quebecers as a volunteer advocate, and Paul Horsdal, portrait photographer/outdoorsman who became a mentor to many of Canada's photographers,... more info