Legendary musician Gary Fjellgaard to perform at the Sunset Theatre in Wells

Fjellgaard is performing Wednesday, June 5

Canadian country musician Gary Fjellgaard is performing at the historic Sunset Theatre in Wells, B.C. on Wednesday, June 5.

Fjellgaard has spent more than 40 years performing, having released 15 albums — and even won a 1993 Juno Award for best country male vocalist. Fjellgaard, who was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, was raised on a farm in the prairies. From a young age, he says he was influenced by nature and people working the land — according to a press release, cattle drives, wagon treks and wind swept prairies have all provided inspiration for the lyrical imagery in his songs.

“With his finger style acoustic guitar, gentle vocals and colourful stories, Gary takes his western roots music to the people with a rare sincerity,” says the press release.

It was his sincerity which led Fjellgaard to write the song “I Apologize” in 2008, which is dedicated to Canada’s Indigenous — people who are the victims and survivors of the cultural genocide. “No apology can heal the wounds caused by the far reaching effects of the residential school system,” explains Fjellgaard in the release.

“I can only add my voice as a member of the generation who allowed this abuse to take place.”

Although Fjellgaard still tours, he has no upcoming shows in Quesnel or Prince George, so tickets to the Wells show are expected to sell out quickly.

The show is hosted by Island Mountain Arts and starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday June 5.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit the Island Mountain Arts website at www.imarts.com, or email info@imarts.com.

READ MORE: CNC Quesnel millwright apprentice representing B.C. in national skills competition


Like us on Facebook

Just Posted

Wells’ Sunset Theatre unveils summer season lineup

The lineup features award-winning touring productions, play readings, concerts, and world premieres

Barkerville Historic Town and Park takes big steps to protect site against wildfire

A complex fuel management pilot project has recently been completed at the historic site

Two girl’s soccer teams qualify for provincials

U13 and U16 squads will represent Quesnel in Burnaby, July 4-7

Ranch Musings: Rebuilding ranching culture

Regular columnist David Zirnhelt writes about his family’s branding weekend

Quesnel gymnasts finish off the season with a bang

Club wins 29 medals at Ogopogo Invitational in Kelowna

VIDEO: First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred B.C. burial site

Dozens of First Nations leaders gather on grassy plateau to call on action by provincial government

Teen stabbed after end-of-night limo dispute in downtown Vancouver

A young man, 19, is in serious condition following a dispute between two groups

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

RCMP have released no new information since the June 8, 2019 homicide

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

Convicted B.C. child abductor Randall Hopley back in custody 6 months after release

Correctional Services Canada could not provide further details due to privacy concerns

Bears have killed 17 people in B.C. since 1986

Number of bear complaints and bears killed rose sharply during same period

Most Read