HUNTSVILLE - Steven Page is returning to Muskoka for a concert in Deerhurst’s new Legacy Hall this weekend.
Page playing at Deerhurst.
big voice, bright sense of humour and engaging personality will all
give a nod to his career with the Barenaked Ladies, where he was a
co-founder, creative force and front man for nearly 20 years. However,
the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist will also perform many
tunes for the concert from his latest record, A Different Kind of
He will also play excerpts from his 2010 solo album Page
One, which features both hook-happy cuts like New Shore as well as
richly layered, melodic showcases like Clifton Springs, named
tongue-in-cheek after a rest stop on the road between Page’s central New
York and Toronto homes.
The event is sure to be a treat for Page
fans, whether they’re old-school Barenaked Ladies die hards, or into his
even quirkier new stuff.
The concert takes place Saturday, April 7.
Tickets are $44 for the concert or $79 for a three-course dinner and the
show. For more information contact 705-789-6411.
Siinger, songwriter, and Canadian icon Steven Page has made an indelible
impression on our country's bustling music scene as well as its
cultural landscape. A witty, endearing, and introspective stage
presence, Page enjoyed two decades of success as the co-founder of The
Barenaked Ladies, the popular band from Scarborough, ON, who dominated
MuchMusic & MTV, sold millions of albums, received two Billboard
Awards, Grammy nominations and were awarded six Junos along the way.
Page's evolving artistic path now has him blazing a solo trail, where
he continues to take chances and catch the public’s attention with a
variety of new projects, including some of his best material yet. The
fruits of this journey have borne three Stratford Shakespeare Festival
scores, and two solo albums: A Singer Must Die (with The Art of Time Ensemble) and Page One his true solo debut. Described as “Absolutely Brilliant”, Page One is not only his most recent work, it is the most distilled expression of Steven Page.
Steven Page made headlines 2011 when had the honour of singing at his friend Jack Layton’s funeral in August. His interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” captured the somber mood of a country in mourning.
As 2012 begins, Steven Page looks forward to scoring Stratford Festival’s production
of Cymbeline this summer. He has was nominated for a Genie Award for his song “A Different Sort of Solitude” featured in last year’s film French Immersion. A
2-song EP with that track as well as “Manchild” a co-write with Steven
Page’s good friend and frequent collaborator, Craig Northey (The Odds),
was released in January. In March 2012, Page and Northey
embarked on an acoustic theatre tour across B.C. and Alberta, and for
the rest of the year, you will find Steven Page touring across Canada
and the US performing solo and duo dates as well as entertaining crowds
with his full six piece band of multi-instrumentalists. You can expect that any Steven Page show will feature that distinctive voice, the trademark sense of humour, his new songs and selections from the Barenaked Ladies songbook that we all know and love.
Page is utterly at home on the stage, where he's spent years
entertaining audiences, telling stories, and carving out his place in
our national conversation.