| Nov 16, 2016

Valdy indeed filled Grace Hall last Saturday night, with both his music and an enthusiastic audience. Beginning with his classic, ‘Play me a Rock & Roll Song’, he went on to show us just how satisfying an evening of real folk singing can be.

An accomplished musician, Valdy’s guitar playing was rich and complex, with wonderful rhythms. His songs were full of warmth, humour and great stories. He related to his listeners with a comfortable familiarity.

Some came with armloads of well-loved Valdy records for him to sign, which he did as if he had all the time in the world, although some of us knew he had a three-hour drive still ahead of him that night, and a short sleep before an afternoon gig in Halliburton.

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