Tribute to Willie P. Bennett
Event Date: Friday Feb. 2nd, 2018
Event Time: 8 pm - 10:30 pm
Host: Revival House
Born in Toronto, Bennett was part of the 1970s folk music scene in Canada, alongside such figures as Bruce Cockburn, Stan Rogers and David Wiffen. He released his first single ("White Line") in 1969 and his final solo album (the Juno Award–winning Heartstrings) in 1998.
While commonly regarded as a major talent, Bennett did not become as famous as his contemporaries until 1996, when Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson formed Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, a supergroup named for Bennett's 1978 album, and recorded a tribute album featuring Bennett's songs. Bennett's first subsequent album of new material, Heartstrings, won a 1999 Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album – Solo. On 10 September 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Bennett was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame during the Canadian Country Music Awards. The award was accepted by his mother, sister and nephew.
Special perfromances by AHI, Rick Taylor, String Bone, Allison Brown, Deni Gauthier and more to be announced soon....
Tickets available by ordering on-line.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: $25/A plus a handling fee and HST
Location: Revival House, Stratford, 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford
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