MUSIC NEWS
Fred Eaglesmith Performs in Toronto at Hughs Room on December 29th and 30th
12/09/2010

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Thirty solid touring years and 18 gifted albums later, this Juno Award-winning musician treats fans to a performance-packed summer with over 45 Canadian concert dates., with more to be announced shortly. On the eve of his latest record release Cha Cha Cha, FRED EAGLESMITH was the musical guest on Late Show with David Letterman on June 18, earning more than 400 blogs across North America re-posting his performance.

The southern Ontario native plays over 200 shows worldwide each year, delivering a trademark style that draws from folk, country, rock, gospel, old-time music, bluegrass and spoken word. Eaglesmith penned a No. 1 bluegrass hit on the U.S. charts; the only Canadian to ever achieve that honour. His critically-acclaimed album Tinderbox (2008) climbed to the U.S. Top 10, while earning a Juno nomination for Best Roots & Traditional Album. Accolades include a Juno win plus additional nods, a Canadian Independent Music Award and a spot on the Polaris Music Prize short list.

The New Yorker magazine said it best: “If you’re missing Fred Eaglesmith, you’re really missing out.” An award-winning and acclaimed music auteur of the highest order, he has forged a singular and distinctive legacy with his songs, recordings, live performances, achievements and impact unlike that of anyone else in contemporary music. And done so as a fiercely independent and original artist through the sheer power of the music he creates.

His 17 albums over the last three decades — many of them released on his own label — have consistently evoked critical raves, and he’s been compared to a broad blue-ribbon list of musical icons. His fellow songwriters regularly record his songs and sing his praises. He hosts a number of music festivals across North America, where he plays hundreds of dates a year in addition to touring Europe and Australia. Devoted fans follow him from one show to another to savor what one reviewer calls the “fury and fun” of his concerts. His releases consistently hit the upper reaches of the Americana charts, and he’s the only Canadian to ever write a No. 1 bluegrass hit. His songs have even become part of the course curriculum at two colleges, and the paintings he creates when not making music have been shown in numerous prestigious galleries.

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