Valdemar Horsdal once again generated his magic on stage in the Studio Space of the Savoy Theatre on November 6th. One of the most respected talents on the Canadian Folk Music scene, Horsdal, better known as Valdy, was waltzing through his first two songs — pling, he broke a string just as he was about to sing. Valdy humorously exited the stage for a 6 string change and an autograph signing session broke out while he sat in the audience chatting with Allie and Cathy Bennett as he made his repairs. Opportunity arose and he penned his John-Henry on my new copy of the just released Smorgatz Bard. Thou shall not steal Angelo’s CD. Thanks Valdy!
If there is one performer in the world who can connect with a audience, it’s Valdy. For one and a half hours he attuned to the room full of fans. He spoke of the old Crow Pub days when Terry Kelly told him about taking breaks while playing there. “DON’T,” said Terry, so ever since then he firmly understood how to play to a Cape Breton audience. Hearing tunes like “Rock And Roll Song”, “Yes I Can” and “Renaissance”, gave me the feeling of life being so simple and sweet. Memories of singing along as a child now doing the same 20 years later as an “adult”. Lots of changes in life but the songs still remain the same. Cheers Valdy!!!