MusicFest Concert Series

The Cumberland Hotel

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Fearing is well known within the international folk and roots music community as one of its most accomplished songsmiths, storytellers and guitarists. A double Juno award winner in his native Canada, he has experienced commercial and critical success, both in his solo career and with roots/rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings. Along the way, Stephen has toured and recorded with everybody from Merle Haggard to Shawn Colvin.

Northern Ireland born and raised White has earned a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet’s sensibility. Working with the great names of Irish music – Sinead O’Connor, Van Morrison – and writing with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn, Andy has won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and toured the world many times. A published author, his recent on the road journal/novel 21st Century Troubadour has scored rave reviews.

“An exceptional disk featuring a collection of marvellously crafted, wonderfully eclectic and melodic roots material, with the duo harmonizing effortlessly, each allowing the other to shine from moment to moment and from track to track.”
Calgary Herald

“The album’s tracks are so natural that they seem like they’ve been around for years. The give and take is unselfish and the camaraderie is evident.”
Vancouver Province

“Written over the course of eight summer vacations at Fearing’s place in Guelph, it’s clear that White’s moody, electric Brit-punk sensibility kick-started something dangerous and rebellious in Fearing. Between them, they came up with 13 storytelling songs about love, disappointment and second chances. It’s a blues-rock album with a big Celtic soul, and it’s been aeons since I heard something so beautifully written and recorded”
Ottawa Sun

“The album’s about dualities … hi-tech but organic, folk with an injection of Beatles, local but still universal”
Guelph Mercury

“Two heads are better than one”
Hamilton Spectator

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