Our next concert at the Nick will feature Valdy with opener Carter Felker.
Tickets for this concert are now sold out.
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All Nick concerts are held at the Crescent Heights Community Hall, 1101 2nd St. N.W. Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30.
Valdy and Six String Nation Guitar
Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal, has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for decades. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life. It’s music that, in every note, echoes the mountains and the sea, the cowboys and the fishermen, the oil well roustabouts and the loggers. He’s remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, an amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968. Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 16 CDs, albums and 8-tracks. He received two Juno Awards (from a total of seven Juno nominations), has four Gold albums to his credit, and was invested as a member of the Order of Canada in 2012.
In 2015 Carter won the Upstart category of the Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Contest with Drink the Water. His CD, Everyday Life, released in 2016, pieces together stories of people we know. There’s the grocery clerk numbed by the daily grind, the person who bought the house and all the toys during good times and watched them slip away. Carter Felker’s eyes have seen the length of the wheat fields through many winter mornings, and the stretch of the sun through many short lived summers. He has labored, he has lost, and he has loved. Ben Comeau will accompany Carter on bass.
Tickets for the following 2018 concerts are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.
Mar 10: The Sultans of String with opener Benjamin Dakota Rogers
Mar 24: Qristina and Quinn Bachand with opener Amelie Patterson
Apr 7: Jack Semple with opener Maddie Storvold