*Tickets are $35.00 | On sale June 4
Please note: A few hours prior to the event tickets may only be available from the box office or at the venue.
“A masterful performer, wildly funny one moment, deeply personal the next” – The Boston Globe
“Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something roars in and it turns you about.” Connie Kaldor writes this and more about the unexpected twists and turns of life and love. She could well be writing about her personal artistic complexities. Music pundits have tried to define the essence of the prairie-born acoustic performer for over two decades, but even the most eloquent have fallen short of perfection.
Fact is, Connie Kaldor is a performer without borders. A contradiction in terms. She is a JUNO Award winning singer who has flourished on the folk music scene for over two decades, yet her repertoire of original material blurs musical boundaries, embracing elements of gospel, rock, country and western, folk, bluegrass and adult contemporary.
She is an artist of substance without pretension, witty and urbane without condescension. She is a fearless chronicler of the human experience without the folksong angst. She has recorded nine albums, sold tens of thousands of copies, but has never had a commercial hit.
Her live performances are legendary and her fan base broad and fiercely loyal. People come back to see her again and again because a Connie Kaldor performance is about more than just the power of music. It is also about the power of personality. What she says between songs is as intriguing as the lyrics she sings.
She has travelled prairie back roads to visit modest community centres and sold out concert halls in major cities. From Beijing to New Delhi to Saskatoon to Washington, Connie has triumphed with her mix of song and humour honed in pacing and tone by the many years she spent performing. Her song Wood River was chosen by Canadian Geographic as one of Canada’s finest songs. She is the only songwriter to win the Western Literary Association award of merit, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian award. She is moving, memorable and irreverent as heck. She often tours with her two talented sons who each front bands of their own proving the fruit never falls far from the tree.
Connie Kaldor: www.conniekaldor.com
Beacon Ridge Productions: www.beaconridgeproductions.com