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Nothing is happening in the concert market, world-wide. This is TRULY unprecedented. I am doing live, online shows twice a week: Live@Five Friday and Sunday, on Valdy's Fan Page. That's 17:00PDST.
photo: David Borrowmam
Roberts Creek, BC, Sat., May 22, 7:30pm, Roberts Creek Hall, Boy Scout Fundraiser
Trenton, ON, Wed., Jun. 3, The Old Church Theatre, 940 Bonisteel Rd.
Meaford, ON, Thurs., June 4, Meaford Hall and Cultural Centre
Minden Mills, ON, Fri., Jun. 5, Dominion Hotel
?? Saugeen Territories, ON, Sun., Jun 7, details TBA
Headacres Reunion, Sat. & Sun., July 4 and 5
Duncan, BC, Wed., July 8, 8:30pm, City Square
Grand Bend, ON, Sun., July 26, "Beach Concert", Rotary Community Stage
Edmonton, AB, Sat., Sept. 19, Northern Lights Folk Club
Carman, MB, Fri., Dec. 11, Carman Active Living Centre
More to Come ----
"Few performers are capable of achieving the kind of energy he generates on stage." - Globe and Mail
".....name probably doesn't ring a bell with most Americans, but in Canada this singer and guitarist is a legend." - Anchorage Times
".....unquestionably the most public performer in Canada today, and the most loved." - Macleans
"Valdy is regarded as one of Canada's most distinctive and successful minstrels." - Humber Log
"Valdy elicited a genuinely warm standing ovation, the real kind, where the applause continues long after the encore is assured." - Winnipeg Free Press
-- some more quotations --
"...judging by last night's performance, Valdy's musical magic is alive and well." Beacon Herald
"One of the best evenings of entertainment Confederation Centre has ever seen....a man of formidable talents." Charlottetown Evening Patriot
"Valdy remains one of the country's purest and most credible storytellers." Toronto Star
"He's a master of country, folk, rock and blues, and the catch is that whatever the sound, people know that Valdy is sincere." Saskatoon Star Phoenix
"Valdy's show is a disarming and practical blend of respect for the audience and show business expertise." Edmonton Journal
-- Career Bits --
* Song writing workshops. Movie sound tracks, TV and film scores, music producer.
* 16 albums, 22 singles, 4 Gold Records, nearly half a million units sold worldwide.
* 2 Juno awards, 7 Juno nominations (Country Male Vocalist & Folksinger).
* Twice was a panelist on the popular Front Page Challenge
* "Songwriter of the Year" and CARAS awards in Folk/Bluegrass categories.
* Host of "BC Music Project" music video show, featuring BC artists from five cities and towns, a show that went on to win a Gold Ribbon Talent Development Award.
* Lead role on "The Beachcombers", minor roles in 2 movie features.
* CBC simulcast (TV w/ Radio 2 stereo), the TV special "Folksinger Deluxe with a Side of Fries".
* Invested as a member of the Order of Canada in July 2012
* Valdy has toured Canada for forty-six years, and plays regularly in New Zealand with Kiwi mate Graham Wardrop. He has also toured Austria, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and is an oft-invited performer at dozens of music festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.