Eaglesmith brings show to Harriston

One of the few remaining full-time travelling rock’n’roll productions, The Fred Eaglesmith Show brings its original comedy-infused show to the Town Hall Theatre here  on June 13.

After 30 years of performing across the USA, Canada and Europe – having his songs covered by some of the biggest names in country music and even appearing on “The Late Show” with David Letterman – Eaglesmith said he’s happy to come home to Ontario after a steady cross-North America tour. Eaglesmith wants fans to know he will make each stop a “world-class show.

“The older I get, the more I go on, I’m really happy to take my place as an … entertainer. I like being that guy,” he states.

Each of Eaglesmith’s shows features a charity pie auction, with Eaglesmith’s effortlessly delivered auctioneer chant. The band raises money for many charities including Operation Smile, which helps treat facial deformities such as cleft palates in third world countries. Donations have topped $45,000 so far.

Despite international acclaim and a first-rate show, it’s more likely that Eaglesmith and his band will play to 150 fans in a rural community hall versus a large theatre, states a release from Eaglesmith’s promoters.

“Likewise, it’s more probable to hear about his next show via a stenciled roadside sign, simple black and white posters or the FredHead grapevine – and to find Fred sleeping in his old bus in a parking lot over a five-star hotel,” the release continues.

Advance tickets for the 8pm show are $25 at Harriston Home Hardware or 519-583-3878, www.fredeaglesmith.com or $30 at the door.