Venerable church to feature Wallace
As part of the celebrations leading up to the 150th anniversary of King's United Church in July, well-known Antigonish recording artist, Tyrus Wallace will perform at the church Sunday, Oct. 28. Showtime is 2 p.m.
“Tyrus is blest with a rich, baritone voice and a way with a song that immediately captures his audience's attention and emotions,” church publicist Marjorie Machattie said in a press release.
He also plays a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, drums, and the five-string banjo.
Wallace started playing guitar at eight-year-old, beginning a musical journey with his uncle, Ambrose Wallace, when he was 12, in a band called The Country Swingsters.
He has performed with a variety of groups over the years, including Back Tracks, from 1999 to 2013.
“We discontinued due to band members work schedules which made it difficult to continue as a group,” he explained.
“I've since ventured on my own as a solo performer and regularly provide music for funerals, weddings, family functions, concerts, dances, various private functions as well as continuing to volunteer at the local nursing homes.
Wallace is also a member of St. Mary's Choir in Maryvale, Antigonish County.
His songwriting is mainly in the country-western genre, although in the last few years he has added gospel.
Wallace released his first CD The Old Rugged Cross - in 2012.
King's United Church is located on a hill above South River Lake in Loch Katrine, Antigonish County.
Tickets for the show, available at the door, are $10.
There will also be a silent auction and canteen.
Proceeds from this concert will go to the 150th anniversary planning committee.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
For information, call Machattie at 902-783-2182.