Stephen Fearing performing tomorrow night

Errington-Fearing and White at the Errington Hall April 18

Stephen Fearing is returning to Errington for a show tomorrow night with songwriter and author Andy White.

Canadian music legend Stephen Fearing is returning to Errington for a show tomorrow night with songwriter and author Andy White. Fearing has a number of Juno awards under his belt, turning heads in his solo performances as well as with his celebrated group Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

White is originally from Belfast, N. Ireland and has received a number of prestigious songwriting awards over the years. He has also collaborated with artists like Peter Gabriel, Sinead O’Connor and Tim Finn.

Fearing met White backstage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 1998. The two were fast friends and began a series of co-writing sessions at Fearing’s home in Guelph, Ontario. After a decade of these informal sessions, they bit the bullet and recorded their acclaimed 2011 debut, Fearing & White.

For their follow-up, Tea and Confidences (LowdenProud Records), Fearing and White decided to take a different approach to the creative process. With Fearing having recently relocated to Nova Scotia, and Andy living in Melbourne, Australia, it was going to require planning.

The new album started with an intense songwriting session one Halifax New Year. They reconvened later that summer and wrote the bulk of the new album in one incredible four-day sprint of inspiration between two west-coast festival weekends in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island.

Six months later, they booked back into The Cottage studio in Guelph, with veteran drummer/percussionist Gary Craig (Bruce Cockburn), and special guests Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies) on harmonica and Ray Farrugia (Junkhouse) on drums.

With over twenty albums between them, Fearing & White have little to prove to anybody. But Tea and Confidences has been recognized as a strong statement from both artists, rich with big tones and filled with the pure excitement of creation.

The show at the Errington Hall begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach, and the Errington Store. Youth 12 and under are $5 at the door and children under five are free.

For more on Fearing and White visit their website at www.fearingandwhite.com.

—News Staff/Submitted by Val Dare

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Qualicum Beach council big on support for multi-use cinema proposal

Society asks for 10,000 square feet, gets recommendation to consider with strategic plan

Lincoln stolen from Parksville dealership found near Duncan

Vehicle was located three days later with minor damage

Ballenas student experiment going into space

Science experiment designed by five SD69 students will travel to International Space Station

Fire engulfs trailer, vehicle and home in Bowser

The fire began around 6:45 p.m. at a property on Laurel Crescent

First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office

Dozens marched across the Greater Victoria community of Langford to support the Wet’suwet’en people

Tilray announces multimillion-dollar deal with U.S. marketing company

Nanaimo-based cannabis producer to partner with Authentic Brands Group

Thieves steal thousands from 140 Coast Capital Savings members

Online fraud tactics included phising and ‘brute force’ in November and December

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

Pregnant B.C. firefighter tries to save own house that caught fire

Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars both worked on the 2017 wildfires

Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection

UK PM can keep her job, after House of Commons voted 325-306

North Cowichan will host national rowing centre starting October 2020

Saanich’s bid for national rowing centre at Elk Lake sunk

Liberal candidate steps aside after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Most Read