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Fred Eaglesmith brings trademark country grit to Empress stage
September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$27
Rugged-voiced alt-country musician Fred Eaglesmith will be spinning some yarns and singing some tunes with his musical wife, Tif Ginn, at the Empress Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Canadian-born Eaglesmith is a consummate entertainer: musician, storyteller, writer, singer. He has a dedicated following of “Fred Heads” who show up at his numerous concert tours across Canada and the U.S. Eaglesmith’s songs frequently feature themes including country life, lost love, and quirky farm folks.
Eaglesmith currently has 22 records under his belt. His most recent album, released in 2017, is called Standard, a nod to Eaglesmith’s love of old machinery.
A gifted songwriter, Eaglesmith reveals his song-writing secrets as thus:
“Start writing songs when you’re 10 years old. Grow up with poverty, agriculture, religion, and eight siblings. Run away from home. Hop freight trains. Start a business. Lose a business. Struggle to get any gig. Drive to Nashville with no money and pockets full of songs. Get a record deal. Lose a record deal. Win a Juno Award. Break down on the side of the road everyday for days on end. Become a cult hero and amass a following of self-proclaimed “Fred Heads.” Tour relentlessly. Become everyone’s favorite. Becomes nobody’s favorite. Follow your gut. Smarten up. Don’t care what anybody thinks. Be fair. Be loyal no matter what. Keep going. Soften up. Give people a break. Expect nothing. Give everything. Keep going. Allow yourself to be happy. Find out who you are and deal with that. Don’t stay in fancy hotels. Write good songs.”
Eaglesmith will be joined at the Empress by his wife Tif Ginn, a gutsy, sultry singer who brings multiple instrumental additions to the show alongside her impressive harmonies with Fred.
Tickets for Fred Eaglesmith featuring Tif Ginn are $27 and available on the Empress website at MacleodEmpress.com or by calling the Box Office at 403-553-4404 (or 1-800-540-9229).
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