Mark Reeves Concert
- Time & Place
The Barrie Folk Society is partnering with the MacLaren Art Centre and various charities for an exciting fall concert series called FOLK FOR FOLKS. The September show takes place on Friday, Sept. 21 and features Mark Reeves.
Like some kind of caffeinated single malt whiskey, Mark Reeves’ acoustic roots-rock goes down smooth and easy, but packs a powerful kick that can’t help but move you. From the infectious, jangly roots-pop anthem “The Way” to the playful lascivious title track, Mark’s album, Sure is a Pretty Name (2004) is a top-down, full throttle romp through twelve songs of hope, heartache, and gutsy good humour.
Mark is one of those artists who’s been around, building steam, making records and touring in support of some of the world’s best-known roots artists. The past two decades have seen Mark stream through a journey from busker to seasoned performer with masterful chops and the kind of mesmerizing stage presence that most artists never achieve in a lifetime. Turning heads because of youthful talent, he won a scholarship to Boston’s Berklee College of Music at 19, paid his dues in the blues clubs, made a record with Los Lobos producer Keith Keller’s at Keller’s mansion in New Orleans, won a sackful of awards, and warmed up stages for everyone from Robert Cray and Blue Rodeo to Colin James and Jesse Winchester.
Anybody who loves R&B will immediately be inspired by Mark’s infectious, dance-all-night grove thang, but there are profoundly beautiful moments here, and unpretentious lyrical wisdom that makes you sit back while you catch your breath.
The show takes place at the MacLaren Art Centre. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. A portion of the concert proceeds will go to a charity.
For more information on Mark, www.markreeves.com.
is also a special price to purchase tickets for all four concerts in
the FOLK FOR FOLKS concert series. $70 gets you tickets for all four
shows ($60 if you're a BFS member). Visit the BarrieFolk ticket page for more info on this deal!