Ol’ Fred’s coming back to town once again, and he’s likely to have some insults to throw my way. That’s becoming an annual event, as is him taking on the Winnipeg Folk Festival, by playing here on opening night. We here at TTBTGH wish him well with that, even though we’ll surely be at the festival. We’ll have our spies in attendance to provide us with a full report.
FRED EAGLESMITH’S ‘TRAVELING STEAM SHOW’ COMES TO WINNIPEG
Rocker/Writer’s New Album 6 Volts Drawing Widespread Praise
(Winnipeg) – What happens when one of North America’s most heralded and adventurous rock songwriters hits the continent in support of a brand new record? Fans and Fred-heads alike will find out as the Fred Eaglesmith Band pulls into Winnipeg on July 4th as part of the Traveling Steam Show tour.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and bandleader, Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast and true original. It’s the natural result of following the cue of his musical career and now 19 albums with the January 2012 release of “6 Volts”. The result is one of the most fascinating and musically rewarding careers in contemporary music. As he has doggedly gone his own way as an independent musical artist, Eaglesmith has also enjoyed such high profile rewards in recent years as having his songs covered by country superstars Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert, among many other accomplishments.
6 Volts is yet another landmark on a journey. The album takes its title from the battery that powered the game-changing transistor radio – introduced in 1954, the same year that rock’n’roll emerged into popular consciousness – and embodies the notion of back to the future. Captured live in the studio with one microphone onto a one-track reel to reel recorder like so many enduring classics, 6 Volts also bristles with contemporary urgency.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – The Park Theatre, Winnipeg
Tickets at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, & www.ticketbreak.com/parktheatre
Tickets are $25 plus applicable service charges
ON SALE THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 AT 10AM
presented by The Park Theatre