Ian Sherwood to perform in Alma
Canadian musician known for his blend of pop and folk, and intimate concerts
Ian Sherwood, a folk singer described as “the hardest working musician in Nova Scotia,” is living up to his reputation with an upcoming concert.
Sherwood is playing at the Green Hill-Alma Church on Sept. 18, in a concert that features some of his most recent work from his fifth studio album, “Bring the Light.”
This won’t be Sherwood’s first performance in Pictou County, after his participation in the ECMA Songwriter’s Tour in Feb. 2017, and performance in the Monday Music in Alma concert series.
Gwen MacLean, organizer for the Music in Alma concert series, said of Sherwood, “I first heard Ian a few years ago at a fundraiser for Roots for Youth. I considered him a star from far away and was delighted when he agreed to play in Alma.”
“Bring the Light” is described in a media release from Monday Music as an album filled with the “hooky cleverness” that characterizes Sherwood’s musical style.
The release also stated that Sherwood “brings the light” that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award in his songwriting and singing, paired with the sounds of the guitar and saxophone, on his new album.
Sherwood is described in the release as “a born storyteller and constant creator,” with music that strikes a balance between pop and folk. His concerts are intimate performances, regardless of size — whether at a large festival or a small show.
Sherwood tours the U.K., U.S. and Canada, and has a diverse array of work that goes beyond what is heard from the stage and the sound booth. He regularly produces music for other artists — as well as for theatre, film and television. The most recent work to his credit is the score for the play “Tompkinsville” — something that earned him a 2017 Robert Merritt for Outstanding Score.
Sherwood’s other awards include the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards, and the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician of the Year awards.
The concert at the Green Hill — Alma Church will take place at 7:30 p.m. with a $10 admission — or whatever you can afford.
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