The Sooke Folk Music Society is proud to present Stephen Hardy Palmer this Saturday, January 19th, 2019.
Stephen was born at the beginning of the swing era and always remembers the radio being on at home. He was raised on gospel, country and the blues. Hearing Oscar Peterson was what really ignited the flame for music in his life. Also influential to him was the Kingston Trio with their acoustic and banjo arrangements. Those old time influences made him a good fit for the psychedelic folk rock bands touring and playing from the UK invasion of the 60’s.
His first band was 1966 at high school, calling themselves The Time Machine. They had a Wilson Picket and Otis Redding sound. The next band, The Warp Factor got to open locally for Led Zepplin. During that time he was able to hang out with The Who, The Cream The Guess Who and other big names bands travelling the area.
In the ‘80’s he attended Capilano College to study voice and arranging and began singing and arranging then. He became a solo performer when he returned home to take care of his mother.
He has seen a lot of road in 40 years and is now based in Moose Jaw. All that lived experience allows him to sing with authority about life and it’s simple pleasures.
He has four albums with a fifth on its way. So currently, he is doing what he does best: crisscrossing Canada bringing his heart-felt tunes to happy audiences.
Please join us on Saturday, January 19th, 2019:
- Holy Trinity Church, 1962 Murray Rd. Sooke, B.C.
- Doors open: 7:00 PM
- Open Stage: 7:30 PM
- Feature: 9:00 PM.