Folk legend Valdy opens the Summer Kicks series in Spirit Square on June 18.

Folk legend Valdy opens the Summer Kicks series in Spirit Square on June 18.

Let Valdy play you a rock and roll song at Summer Kicks

Valdy, back by popular demand, will kick off the summer in style with a concert next week at Spirit Square.

One of this summer’s most anticipated musical events is sure to be the first of Kicking Horse Culture’s Summer Kicks shows when Canadian folk icon Valdy takes to the stage on June 18.

The well known Saltspring artist was brought back to Golden by popular demand after he proved to be a favourite amongst local concert-goers.

While he is probably best known for “Rock and Roll Song”, Valdy brings a lot more to the table than just his number one hit.

Since his debut album in 1972, Valdy has put together 18 live, studio and collection albums altogether, including 2012’s Read Between The Lines.

Mastering a variety of musical genres, including folk, country, rock and blues, while always catching the small, but telling moments in life, Valdy continues to wow audiences from coast to coast even as he approaches 70 years old.

“If he was young today he’d be a Jack Johnson surfer dude kind of thing,” said KHC Executive Director Bill Usher.

Over the years he has accumulated seven Juno nominations (including two wins for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year) and four Gold records.

Valdy’s show will be complimented by a performance from a group of line dancers from Lady Grey Elementary School.

 

Golden Star