Thursday, September 30, 2010

David Francey to perform in Prescott Park on Wednesday

As part of the Prescott Park Arts Festival 36th season, Canadian singer/songwriter David Francey will perform in Prescott Park as part of the River House Concert Series on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Francey is hailed as one of the top Canadian songwriters with three JUNO awards for Best Album of the Year. "Francey is the kind of performer who instantly captivates you," said Prescott Park Arts Festival executive director Ben Anderson, IN A PRESS RELEASE, "He is absolutely one of my favorite performers and I'm thrilled that we have the chance to present him as part of the festival this summer."

Returning from a recent tour of Australia, Francey has won three prestigious JUNOAwards (Canada's Grammy Award) for Album of the Year and is recognized as one of today's finest singer-songwriters. Francey brings both intimacy and energy to his performances, mixing slow ballads of everyday like with rousing anthems.

Born in Scotland, Francey's family immigrated to Canada when he was twelve. He grew to understand the people while working in Toronto train yards, the Yukon bush, and as a carpenter in the Eastern Townships. These experiences color his songwriting. David Francey currently tours with American ballad maker and multi-instrumentalist,

Craig Werth of Newmarket.

"Francey's concert was rained out last summer," said Anderson, "He still performed in our backstage tent that was packed full of people, but I had to bring him back again this year as his music needs to be experienced. He's incredible."


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