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David Francey – Award winning Roots Folk

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20 – $23

THIS IS A FRIDAY SHOW. Doors 7:30, show 8 pm. Open seating, beer and wine available. $20 Advance / $23 Day of show.

David Francey has won 3 Juno Awards (Canadian Grammys) and 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and his latest album is nominated for another Juno Award!

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.

Francey also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.

“David’s straightforward songs tell honest stories of real people and real places. Poetic perception and a keen eye for the heart of the matter are trademarks of the man and his music. His songs and stories are a direct connection for audiences seeking depth and meaning in the day-to-day.” Shelter Valley Folk Festival

David Francey was born in Ayrshire, Scotland where he got his first taste of the working life as a paperboy. At age 10 he was devouring the newspapers he delivered, establishing a life-long interest in politics and world events while developing the social conscience that forms the backdrop of his songs.

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Voted Best Indie Theatre multiple times (KCRA A-List).

Details

Date:
September 27
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $23
Event Tags:

Venue

Sutter Creek Theater
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
Phone:
(916) 425-0077
Website:
www.suttercreektheater.com

Tickets

211 available
David Francey$ 20.00David Francey advance price ticket