Join us at the historic Sunset Theatre for a concert given by critically acclaimed songwriters David Francey, Jenny Whiteley, & Joey Wright. This event is $20.00 admission and free for IMA students.
About the instructors
David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.
In addition to her two Juno wins, Jenny Whiteley has been nominated four times as a solo artist and with The Junior Jug Band and Heartbreak Hill. Music critics have compared Jenny Whiteley's striking vocals and songwriting to Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams, raving that she “swings effortlessly from black-hearted back-porch Americana to Laurel Canyon country” (No Depression). She has toured all over the U.S., Europe and Canada, performing at nearly every major music festival including Edmonton Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Mariposa, Stan Rogers Fest, Stardust Picnic, and many more.
Joey Wright joined Jenny Whiteley’s band in 1999, and her first two albums (Jenny Whiteley & Hopetown) both garnered Juno awards for Best Roots Traditional Album. In 2005 Joey joined Sarah Harmer’s band to record the album I’m A Mountain which earned him a gold record. In 2007 Joey collaborated with Jesse Zubot, Steve Dawson, Dan Whiteley and Joe Phillips to create his own album, Jalopy. All of the compositions on Jalopy were written by Joey and composed to feature the improv skills of the stellar personnel. Jalopy received a Juno nomination for Best Instrumental Album.