October 24, 2014 - 5:00 AM
THOMPSON OKANAGAN - It's that time again, when Fjellgaard and Valdy mosey-on-down for their Annual Okanagan tour.
Juno Award winner Gary Fjellgaard is as Canadian as they come, raised on the windswept prairies as a cattleman. His background is the inspiration for his western roots music style.
"The romance and adventure of the west has been a part of me since I was a kid riding bareback across the prairies, yodelling up a storm," Fjellgaard says on his website.
One of Fjellgaard's favourite experiences though is working with fellow balladeer and two-time Juno award winner, Valdy.
The Canadian Folk and country musician began his solo career in 1970, but was a member of the London Town Criers during the '60s before joining the Montreal band the Prodigal Sons. He has 14 albums to his name, achieving sales of nearly half a million copies, with four striking gold.
While in the Okanagan, the pair will appear at Lorenzo's Cafe in Ashton Creek with dinner at 6 p.m and show at 8 p.m. For reservations call 250-838-6700. On Nov. 1, they'll be at Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Martin's Flowers and by calling 250-494-5432. Next, on Nov. 2, they'll be at the Barking Parrot Lounge at the Penticton Lakeshore Resort at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are at the Dragon's Den, 250-492-3011. On Nov. 5, Fjellgaard and Valdy will perform Zion United Church Hall in Armstrong at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at Chocoliro, 250-546-2886. Carlin Hall will host the pair Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. along with special guest Blu & Kelly Hopkins. Tickets are at Acorn Music, 250-832-8669. Kamloops will also have a chance to see a show at the Sagebrush Theatre Nov. 7 with tickets at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 250-374-5483. And finally, Vernonites will be able to attend a concert at Cal Lake Campus Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Tickets can be found at The Book Nook.
Valdy - Rock and Roll Song
Gary Fjellgaard- Fire And Lace
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