FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020
A Mark Perry concert is like a Canadian Roadtrip ... from playing hockey on frozen lakes or fending off the rising river each spring… to that time you were sinking on a west coast ferry, or bought the family car for “two cords of wood and 24 beer”. Towns dying, towns being born, small planes going down, helicopter rescues… this northern BC singer-songwriter draws us in as he pays tribute to real characters and events in rural Canada, uniting us by telling our stories and showing we are linked from coast to coast. He is renowned in the west as a candid storyteller with down-to-earth charm that makes a theatre audience feel like they’re in his living room.
With 12 albums recorded, Perry has a huge repertoire of both contemplative and lively songs; you’ll be transfixed by a dirt road ballad one minute, and cutting a rug to a river-rising frolic the next. He is well-loved in northwest Canada and recently began to broaden his reach; his songs are getting a new rush of international airtime and favourable review in places like New Zealand, the UK, and across North America– from Alabama to New Jersey to Alaska. He’s touring BC & Alberta 2019-20 & central/eastern Canada 2020-22 as a duo, trio & full band.
These days, Perry runs a small horse farm with his wife Jane in a beautiful mountain valley outside Smithers BC. albums recorded, Perry has a huge repertoire of both contemplative and lively songs; you’ll be transfixed by a dirt road ballad one minute, and cutting a rug to a river-rising frolic the next. He is well-loved in northwest