Multiple Juno Award winning Stephen Fearing is one of the foremost performing singer-songwriters in Canada.
Fearing was born in the mid-’60s in Vancouver, but spent most of his boyhood in Dublin, where he picked up the traces of Celtic folk that colour his music.
He returned to Canada in the mid-’80s, and began playing clubs and festivals.
Mixing powerful lyrics, creative arrangements and brilliant guitar playing, Fearing has built up a loyal and dedicated international audience with a wide range of songs — from his 1988 release Out to Sea, to his last Juno winning album Yellowjacket. He is currently releasing Tea and Confidences. He has performed in concert several times at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson since the late 1980s.
Fearing is coming to Nelson United Church for a special concert on Friday as a fundraiser for the church, and as part of a birthday celebration for his mother, Shirley Moon.
Moon says that in his early teens, Stephen was given funds from his grandfather, and his choices were either a motorcycle or a guitar. He chose a guitar, and the rest is musical history.
The July 11 concert is set for 8 p.m. at the church (602 Silica Street). Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance from Eddy Music or the Nelson United Church office.