The Savoy Theatre is giving Cape Breton music fans the chance to see Doc Walker, who have earned the title of “the hardest working country band in Canada”, live in concert.
Doc Walker’s Thursday, November 17 stop at the historic Glace Bay theatre is part of their “Are You With Me Tonight?” Christmas tour that kicked off four days earlier in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This tour takes the Manitoba-based band through every Atlantic province, to Ontario, and across the Prairie provinces to British Columbia before returning to Saskatchewan, next door to their home base of Manitoba.
During their decade as a band, Doc Walker has put in over a million miles in Canada alone, in an effort to forge a lasting relationship with its audience. Their perseverance has netted the trio multiple top-10 and top-5 hits on Canadian radio as well as ten Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) nominations, six in 2008 alone, and the 2009 Juno for Country Recording of the Year for the album, Beautiful Life.
Most recently Doc Walker released Doc Walker’s Dock Party Live in Kelowna on November 2, 2010, and followed that up with a barnstorming three show tour of Australia in January of this year. The bandrecently received a SOCAN Award for achieving the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2009 for “One Last Sundown” and their album, GO has scanned over 11,400 units and 24 singles released to date. The band’s video for “From Here” was added to heavy rotation on CMT.
Band member Murray Pulver said in a recent inteview that even with the challenges of touring, Doc Walker members love to sing in front of an audience, and Pulver loves to see the reactions when fans hear their favourite songs.
“You have to do everything you can to keep them around and keep them happy, and that’s always a very exciting feeling to be there on stage and perform for people who … want to be there and listen to you,” said Pulver.
The Savoy show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $39.25 (including service charges).