Stephen Fearing: Presented by Newmarket Folk Society
Stephen Fearing has been named as one of the finest songwriters in Canada and has built a national and international audience for his music, doing it old school through countless performances at intimate venues and on the concert stages of festivals and theatres across Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe.
In 1996, he co-founded Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with Colin Linden and Tom Wilson. Originally intended to be a one-off collaboration to record a tribute album of songs written by Canadian folk music legend, Willie P. Bennett, the trio quickly recognized that they had created something worthy of further exploration and both critics and audiences agreed. More than 22 years later, with nine albums and a JUNO award to their credit, the band has become one of the most respected names in North American roots-rock.
Fearing has released ten albums as a solo artist, featuring musical guests including: Bruce Cockburn, Margo Timmons, Rose Cousins, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, and Sarah McLachlan. When not working behind the microphone, he spends time producing records, including Suzie Vinnicks JUNO Award-nominated album, Happy Here. "I really enjoy collaborating with other artists. It's a blast and, as a bonus, it gives me a chance to learn and expand my skill set."
Like the guests on his albums, the many awards and nominations that have come his way over the years speak to the respect he has earned among his peers, presenters, and critics. His abiding love for his craft and ability to delight audiences are further reflected in multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations and awards and an ever-expanding touring circuit throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. For his album, Every Souls a Sailor, he was awarded the 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots Radio and named 2017 Contemporary Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Through a life of many relocations and countless months on the road performing, Fearing has become a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to enthrall audiences of all sizes and attitudes. "Getting on stage is the fun part, especially when the adrenaline kicks in", he says with a broad smile. "People want to escape and be taken on a journey. I build my shows so they do just that."
All concerts in the 2019-2020 season will be held at the Newmarket Canadian Legion Branch 426 at 707 Srigley Street, Newmarket ON L3Y 1X4.
This venue is a large licensed facility which will hold 200+ in a cabaret seating arrangement. There is limited parking available at the legion but parking is also available just across the road at Prince Charles Public School.
Refreshments are provided before the show and during the intermission by The Maids' Cottage. With doors opening at 7:15pm, come early and enjoy a coffee or tea and a butter tart and/or brownie.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 426 (View)
707 Srigley Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1X4
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|