We’ve very much missed Stephen Fearing since he moved to the West Coast but he said he’d be back and, true to his word, he’s in Halifax to play a special early show at The Carleton on Saturday, May 18th. Show time is 7 PM and tickets are $25 advanced or $30 at the door. If we were you, we wouldn’t be betting on the “at the door” thing, we’d recommend getting your tickets NOW!
Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerizing blend of roots, folk, and pop. Co-founder of Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, he is a beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist who delights audiences throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. A multi JUNO and Canadian Folk Music award winner, his ninth solo album, Every Soul’s a Sailor, was named 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots Radio. In 2019 he released The Secret of Climbing, a limited edition, vinyl-only release that captures the subtle emotions of his mesmerizing voice and masterful guitar work in their purest form, unobscured by computers or studio wizardry.
Fearing is an alluring entertainer – heartbreaking, expansive, and full of mirth – with a clear, honorable voice that lifts you out into his wide world and “brings you back home to yourself.” Over the course of his celebrated career he has collaborated with artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Roseanne Cash, Richard Thompson, Rose Cousins, Nick Lowe, Sarah McLachlan, Margo Timmins, Keb’ Mo’, Suzie Vinnick, and many more.
“Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best songsmiths on the planet. Quality albums…stunning shows.” BBC UK
“Long-heralded in Canada for his articulate songwriting, immense guitar skills, and dusky baritone” Billboard Magazine
“Fearing’s music crackles with ideas and collaborative energy… masterful guitar work from acoustic rock rhythm to elegant finger style.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“A master of the finely-turned phrase and the perfectly-pitched line.” Maverick Magazine