Fred Eaglesmith and Tif Ginn at The Dream Cafe
- Wed • January 15, 2020 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: $42-52
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium: $52, Wings: $42
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table
Country-folk singer/songwriter Fred J. Eaglesmith was one of nine born to a farming family in rural southern Ontario. While still in his teens, he hopped a freight train to Western Canada and began his life as a performing songwriter.
Often employing his difficult upbringing as raw material for his heartland narratives, he issued his self-titled debut LP in 1980. Eaglesmith gradually became an underground favorite in his native Canada, thanks largely to a relentless touring schedule with his longtime band — bassist Ralph Schipper and mandolinist Willie P. Bennett. The band was alternately called the Flying Squirrels or the Flathead Noodlers, depending upon the style of music they were playing.
Over the years, Eaglesmith’s songs have followed the narratives of various down-and-out rural characters and subjects, and he’s become known for his often lengthy and comic storytelling on-stage. In early 2017, Eaglesmith delivered his 21st studio album, Standard. On October 9th, 2019, Fred and his wife Tiff Ginn, performed at The Grand Ole Opry for the first time.