Valdy Launches Performance Series

Master storytellers are difficult to come by, but on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 8pm, folk singer Valdy will perform at Millennium Place, capturing his audience with his musical tales of life, love, and battles won and lost.


“We’re thrilled to have Valdy come to Whistler,” says Whistler Arts Council (WAC)’s Event Manager Patty Blomberg. “He brings so much energy to the stage, and is so entertaining. He is the perfect musician to launch the twenty-sixth year of the Performance Series.”


Valdy, born Paul Valdemar Horsdal, is best known for his stage presence, sense of humor, and stories that energize his folk songs. His instinctive ability to share the finest and detailed aspects of everyday life is one of his greatest gifts, and is part of his charm, along with his kindness and humility. His debut song “Play Me A Rock ‘n’ Roll Song” in 1971 launched his dizzying career that has taken him around the world. For 43 years he has sung with passion and gusto, and it has paid off. He has won two Juno awards and 4 Gold albums, and he was honoured with the Order of Canada in 2011.


Joining him on stage will be New Zealand’s Graham Wardrop, a finger guitarist, songwriter, and guitar maker. With his flawless fingerwork, Wardrop is renowned not for the content of his songs, but the soul of his music.


Both Valdy and Wardrop are on tour around Canada, playing a variety of music festivals. Their toe-tapping performance will hit Millennium Place on October 17th, at 8pm. Tickets are $26.50 for regular admission, $24.50 for seniors and students, and $22.50 for Whistler Arts Council members. They can be purchased online at artswhistler.com, or at Millennium Place.

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