Celebrated Canadian songwriter and performer Ron Sexsmith is scheduled toperform at the Winfield Hall in Lake Country May 13.

Ron Sexsmith to perform in Lake Country May 13

Celebrated songwriter Sexsmith to perform songs off his new album, The Last Rider

One of Canada’s most celebrated songwriters is about to play an intimate show in Lake Country.

Ron Sexsmith is an artist whose music never fails to draw out raw emotions and his newest album, The Last Rider, is the most intimate and welcoming album in his catalogue.

He brings his live performance to the Winfield Memorial Hall in Lake Country May 13.

“It’s been written that ‘Ron Sexsmith maps the human heart with surgical skill and great compassion,’” said Ryan Donn, Lake Country cultural development coordinator. “As an amazing songwriter and performer, his music shares pieces of wisdom set to strong yet gentle melodies with emotional eloquence and genuine soul. Ron is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter that has earned immense respect from his peers, critics and a devoted international audience.”

Like one of his main inspirations, Ray Davies, Sexsmith is a rare songwriter able to extract profound meaning from even the most mundane aspects of life, while simultaneously lamenting what remains of our simpler past. On his 12 albums, Sexsmith has worked with some of music’s most celebrated producers: Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake, Ray Kennedy, Martin Terefe, Bob Rock and Jim Scott.

“I think my sound has always been a combination of the folk singers and British Invasion artists I’ve always admired,” he said. “At this point, it’s just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything you want to say. But having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway.”

Although Sexsmith has more music to come that is sure to inspire us, for now The Last Rider is the latest addition to a body of work as impressive as any produced in the past quarter-century. Through truth and simplicity, Sexsmith’s songs help us get closer to the things that make us better people.

“His live performance in Lake Country will not fail to entertain and inspire all that are fortunate enough to attend,” said Donn.

Tickets to see Sexsmith in Lake Country are on sale online at www.creeksidetheatre.com. A music download of Sexsmith’s The Last Rider comes with each ticket purchased.

Just Posted

Vancouver artist rocks to fight opioid crisis

Jeremy Allingham is set to bring his guitar-focused rock ‘n roll to Kelowna April 6, Vernon June 9

World Down Syndrome Day: The up side of Down

A Kelowna family’s journey with Down Syndrome: ‘There is tremendous beauty in these kids’

Kelowna cops crack down on drivers using cell phones

Drivers caught talking or texting behind the wheel now face a fine totalling $543

Okanagan Falls winery showing international photo project

Liquidity Wines will be sole Canadian show of National Geographic’s Photo Ark

West Kelowna mayor meets finance minister to protest speculation tax

Doug Findlater presents Carole James with booklet of info outlining tax’s impact on his city

Crook’s Corner

Arts and entertainment highlights this week across the Okanagan

B.C. Scientists witness first-ever documented killer whale infanticide

“It’s horrifying and fascinating at the same time.”

Lawyer for one suspect in beating of man with autism says he’s not guilty

Ronjot Singh Dhami will turn himself in, lawyer said

Liberals awarded $100,000 contract to man at centre of Facebook data controversy

Christopher Wylie says his voter-profiling company collected private information from 50 million Facebook users

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits mistakes in privacy scandal

Zuckerberg admits to privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, but no apology

Rockets’ Foote a finalist for top WHL D-man

Cal Foote named the Western Conference top defenseman; Foote and Dube named all-stars

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

UPDATE: Former B.C. city councillor sentenced nine months for sexual assault

Dave Murray, convicted this past fall, hired a private investigator to intrude on the victim’s life.

Shots fired in Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP are investigating a report of shots fired and a possible explosion at a trailer court

Most Read