Singer-songwriter, legendary N.B. musician to perform at Second Wind

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New Brunswick musical legend Ray Legere and several sought-after session musicians will take the stage with acclaimed singer-songwriter Robert Thomas on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Second Wind Music Centre in Florenceville-Bristol.

Robert Thomas and The Session Men will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Thomas, a multi-award-winning songwriter and performer for more than 35 years, recently teamed up with Legere for a new record.

Legere, a multi-instrumentalist who also writes and produces, joined Thomas and The Session Men for their current tour promoting the new release.

Legere, on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and backing vocals, is joined by ECMA-nominated Selby Evans on guitar, keyboard and backing vocals and Music NB multi-category winner Remi Arsenault on upright bass and backing vocals to form the Session Men.

Peter McLaughlin of Second Wind Music Centre said the show will deliver a great evening of entertainment.

He said Thomas, a great storyteller both in the songs and between the songs, will be joined by some of Atlantic Canada’s best musicians to form a brilliant four-member band.

Thomas and Legere will return to northern Carleton on Oct. 1 to share their advice and talents with other aspiring writers and musicians during their visit to northern Carleton County.

On Oct. 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m., they will offer a songwriting workshop as part of the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery’s pARTicipate Festival.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. the same day, Legere will host a fiddle masterclass.

Contact ALMAG for tickets and information for either or both classes.

Thomas and Legere have gained a fan base over their long careers and worked with major international stars. A long list of Canadian and international stars, including the Chicks, Bonnie Raitt and Joe Cocker, have recorded Thomas’s songs

Legere, a multiple EMCA winner, has performed with such international stars as Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Rita MacNeil, the Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Michelle Shocked and The Chieftains.

Jim Dumville, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, River Valley Sun