Juno Award Winner at the Palmerston Legion
Friday, November 23, 2012, 8pm
Katie Butterill - a young, local farmer who just enjoyed her first season in the Palmerston area, has just finished her harvest and is now busy sewing seeds on another local project. She is helping to present a concert with the Juno Award-winning musician Fred Eaglesmith and his Travelling Steam Show on Friday, November 23 at the Palmerston Legion.
Butterill, whose Smallholdings farm is a plot at the Mapleton’s Organic Dairy on Wellington Road 7, is excited to offer a taste of the music that helped cement her love of all things rural the first year she spent on a farm as an agricultural intern in 2010, “I met Fred when I helped put on a concert at a farm near Creemore, Ontario. That year, we spent an entire summer listening to a cd of his that was in an old farm vehicle. For me, his music is linked to my road to agriculture.”
Those songs became the soundtrack of her summer, and her love of organic agriculture its link to the community. It is this same love that has motivated the twenty-something Markham native to organize this event, “Even though I am relatively new to the area, I am excited to help out on this concert in Palmerston and share his music with my new community.”
Butterill sees Eaglesmith music, which has won many awards, been covered by artists such as Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Miranda Lambert and earned him a spot as a guest on David Letterman, as a perfect fit for her new community. The songs of Eaglesmith, a native of Port Dover Ontario, are especially relevant to people like those in Minto. For 40 years and on 19 albums he has recorded hundreds of songs, all of which are genuinely tied to the land, lives, labors, trials, tribulations and triumphs of everyday people.
Says Butterill. “His songs tell stories about life; everyone will get something different and find something to which they can relate in their own life. Plus - he puts on a great show, so above all else, it will be a good time!”
Tickets for the show are available at the Palmerston Legion and online at www.fredeaglesmith.com
. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.