The Mimbres Region Arts Council Presents David Francey to Launch 2014-15 Folk Series
The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/
United County Mimbres Realty, is pleased to announce the first of four exceptional performances in the 2014-2015 Folk Series. David Francey will perform on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Buckhorn Opera House in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos – 10 short minutes outside of Silver City.
David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.
A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. In his 40s, his wife encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999, and since then, he has released ten albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs widely covered. David is a singer and a storyteller who in concert combines wry humor, astute observations and an openhearted singing style.
Francey also had the honor of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
“David’s poetic perception and a keen eye for the heart of the matter are trademarks of the man and his music. His songs and stories are a direct connection for audiences seeking depth and meaning in the day-to-day.” Shelter Valley Folk Festival
MRAC members can purchase tickets for $15, non-member tickets are $20, available online (www.mimbresarts.org) and at the MRAC office in the Wells Fargo Bank building. Members may also purchase a season pass to all Folk Series events for $50. Single ticket outlets: Alotta Gelato, Gila Hike & Bike, and L&I Arts (available10 days before each show). Tickets may be available at the door.