Stephen Palmer returns to Hope

The Canadian singer and guitarist performs Feb. 1

Stephen Palmer performs at the Hope Station House on Feb. 1.

Canadian singer and guitarist Stephen Palmer is performing at the Hope Station House on Feb. 1.

Raised on gospel, country and blues, old time influences combined with a love of Doc Watson made Palmer a good fit for folk-rock groups opening for legendary acts in the 1960s such as Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, and Fleetwood Mac. He’s also shared the stage with acoustic artists like Valdy and Fred Eaglesmith.

After 45 years as a traveling musician, Palmer now prefers the sweeter and gentler tones of his acoustic six and 12 string guitars. He draws his musical inspiration less from Jimmy Hendrix and the Rolling Stones and more from country and folk legends like Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and the Carter Family. Palmer describes his music now as “a joyous blending” of original and traditional country, folk, gospel, blues, and ragtime.

Based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Palmer travels around western Canada and Northwestern U.S. performing at different venues.

The show in Hope kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.99 from Pharmasave or 604-860-3126. Refreshments, sandwiches and desserts will be served.

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