Folk singer Fearing gearing for show
Canadian folk singer Stephen Fearing will arrive in Duncan on March 20 as part of his tour to promote new album Between Hurricanes.
Fearing’s concert will be held at the Garage Showroom and the album is his first for seven years.
“I hope to bring myself, my guitar and my new songs [to Duncan],” said Fearing. “It’s the same show I have been doing for years so I see it as an ongoing conversation with the people who want to come out and watch me.”
Since his last album back in 2006, JUNO award-winning Yellowjacket, Fearing, now 50, has since departed from former manager and still close friend Bernie Finkelstein, as well as having ended a 14-year marriage.
Fearing’s former record company True North was also sold and he is now an independent artist living in Halifax, N.S.
“It was really about taking the reigns myself. It was a difficult decision [to leave Bernie after 16 years] and I got a lot of stick for it, but I think we both realized it was time to change. He’s still a great friend and I love him.”
Fearing admits there is more of a challenge with being an independent artist but claims there are rewards nonetheless.
“I’ve stopped paying 20% of everything I earn so that’s all profit for me. I rise and fall by my own decisions and that’s nerve wracking but exhilarating at the same time.”
The native Vancouverite sees the album as a new beginning.
“My audience is more acoustic based and I’ve never really made a record for them due to pressure to get on the radio and stuff. I wanted to make an acoustic record and there was this wonderful window of opportunity there.”