Opener – Jolene Draper & the Inquisitive Few
Saturday, November 19, 2016
“Valdy is regarded as one of Canada’s most distinctive and successful minstrels.” – Humber Log
“He’s a master of country, folk, rock and blues, and the catch is that whatever the sound, people know that Valdy is sincere.” Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Canada has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.
Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), seven Juno nominations, and four Gold albums to his credit.