Profound artistry and entertainment, virtuosic guitar work, often hilarious storytelling and a voice that (as one fan put it) “brings you back home to yourself”, this is a Stephen Fearing show, but above all else ... the song is king.
Multiple JUNO Award-winning, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings member, Stephen Fearing returns with his first solo album in seven years: the highly anticipated Between Hurricanes. The follow-up to 2006’s acclaimed Yellowjacket, Between Hurricanes was co-produced by Fearing and John Whynot. Born out of several life-changing events, the new album is both the document and result of many significant changes for Fearing. The album’s eleven tracks were shaped with the idea of crafting a solo record while not employing a traditional ‘folk’ approach to the music. Fearing and Whynot put their focus on the fundamentals of the songs while subtly adding space and a mood that surrounds them. The minimal arrangements range from the finely honed piano, bass, and drum accents on “As The Crow Flies” to the ethereal synths on “Cold Dawn”, to the rapid-fire shuffle of “Keep Your Mouth Shut”.
Fearing, a mainstay of the Canadian Roots Music scene since his first album (Out To Sea) was released in 1988, has continued to establish himself within Canada, the US and overseas through his long relationship with Bernie Finkelstein - True North Records, his celebrated work with Colin Linden and Tom Wilson - Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and his ongoing collaboration with Belfast singer/songwriter Andy White - Fearing & White. Over the course of 25 highly creative years, Fearing has released eight albums under his own name, seven with B&RK and one with F&W. He has been nominated for numerous awards and received two Juno's, a Canadian Folk Music Award and a West Coast Music Award. Fearing has logged countless miles behind the wheel, been invited onto the main stages of most Canadian roots music festivals and toured just about every region of the country: performing, teaching and producing other artists from coast to coast.
Summer 2016 will see the recording of a much anticipated new album, to be co-produced by David Travers Smith, featuring Gary Craig on drums/percussion and John Dymond on bass. Stay tuned for mid winter release details!
Stephen Fearing is currently offering solo appearances as usual, and now also, a tight trio option - inquire for details!
Booking inquiries - Email: Frank Hoorn/Near North Music Phone: (250) 847-5228