The Egg Farmers of Prince Edward Island Close to the Ground concert series continues Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. at Kaylee Hall, Pooles Corner.
This week, hosts Fiddlers' Sons welcome special guests Gary Evans and Rachel Beck. The two entertainers teamed up to present Tellers and Tunes at Kings Playhouse this past summer and will share songs and stories from the popular show at Kaylee Hall.
Evans is originally from Morell and works as a lawyer for the Federal Department of Justice in Charlottetown. He has been telling stories around P.E.I. for more than 20 years. He got his start impersonating local politicians at community fund-raising dinners.
Four years ago, he was one of the founding members of The Four Tellers, a story telling group and, since that time, he along with David Weale, Alan Buchanan and Dennis King have performed their summer and Christmas storytelling shows to thousands of Islanders and visitors alike.
Beck is a P.E.I. singer-songwriter making her mark on the national scene with a hit debut release. Her self-titled, multi award-winning album came out this past March. On March 8, the first single, “Reckless Heart”, hit number one on the CBC Music Top 20 after having the most online votes for six weeks straight.
Beck began her musical career as one half of The Beck Sisters (with her sister Amy Beck). CBC Searchlight success in 2013 sparked a four-year long recording and touring journey, which led the award-nominated folk duo to stages such as the Stan Rogers Folk Festival (2015), performing for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Royal Visit to Canada (2014), singing with Serena Ryder (2013), and opening for Tom Cochrane (2015). Now embarking on a solo venture, Beck stands poised, ready to deliver.
The Kaylee Hall is located at the intersection of Rte. 3 and 4 at Pooles Corner. There will be a canteen service and a 50/50 draw. Books and CDs are available for sale from the performers.
Admission is at the door.