Stephen Fearing

So, there’s an odd coincidence tied to the Canadian folk music scene happening in Regina in the next few days. On Friday, Nov. 6 one of the three principals in the Hamilton folk rock project Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Stephen Fearing, is in town to play a show at the Exchange.

Then the next night, another principal in the band will be at the very same venue to play a show as part of an unrelated tour with another project he’s involved with. But more on that tomorrow.

Born in Vancouver, and raised in Dublin, Fearing has been active as a folk artist since the mid-1980s. He’s got 11 studio albums to his credit (including one “Best of” package, and two collaborations with North Ireland-born singer-songwriter Andy White).

Fearing’s show is being presented by Grassroots Regina, and should get going at the Exchange at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, and $25 at the door. Here’s video from 2013 of Fearing performing his song “These Golden Days”

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