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DAVID FRANCEY

SCOTTISH-BORN CANADIAN FOLK ICON/THREE-TIME JUNO AWARD-WINNER

"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 A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. A proud physical laborer from a proud working class Scottish immigrant family, he spent more than 30 years toiling in the Toronto rail yards, the Yukon bush and the Eastern Townships’ construction sites – hitchhiking across Canada at least three times in the process – all the while quietly chronicling in song the triumphs and hardships of life in the trenches. He played no instruments, never aspired to a career in music, and only reluctantly took to the stage at the age of 45 under pressure from friends and family. The reaction was instant- within two years, he’d won his first Juno for his debut album “Torn Screen Door” (1999), was touring internationally, and got to thinking that perhaps he should quit his construction job and try this music thing full time for a while. Since then, he's won two more Junos and been nominated a total of five times. He has released twelve albums and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer. He performs regularly at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals – Tonder in Denmark, Port Fairy in Australia – and he’s been the subject of a nationally-televised feature documentary (Burning Bright). In concert David is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humor and astute observations combined with his openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following. His latest album, “Empty Train” (2016) was recorded in a rustic cabin north of Havelock, Ontario, and continues the journey that started with “Torn Screen Door”. Door opens @ 7:15 pm, show starts @ 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20, student tickets $10 (18 years and under with valid Student ID). Tickets are available at The Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding. (530) 223-2040 or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595903
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  • March 3, 2017
  • 8:00PM - 10:30PM
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  • General admission, $20 - Students, $10 (18 and under, valid student ID required)
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