JUNO Winner and Songwriter of the Year David Francey Performs June 19 at Cain Park

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David Francey takes life and sets it to music in plain yet perfect language. Each song is a bit of common sense philosophy, mixed with a tiny bit of sadness and a lot of love.

JUNO winner David Francey performs June 19 at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with Ashley Condon.

David Francey

Francey has made a reputation for himself as one of Canada's most revered folk poets and singers…

Known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star), Scottish-born musician David Francey will be performing this summer at Cain Park’s Evans Amphitheater on June 19. This concert will feature songs from his most recent CD, So Say We All, which has been nominated for a JUNO Award.

Tickets for the performance, which begins at 8pm, are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show; they can be purchased at Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) or the Cain Park ticket office (216-371-3000) as of May 31. Cain Park is located at Lee Road and Superior Road in Cleveland Heights.

David Francey began writing songs while he was still working as a carpenter, but was encouraged by his wife, artist Beth Girdler, to pursue a musical career. Since debuting with his first album, Torn Screen Door, in 1999, he has won the JUNO Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album three times. Francey has also received Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Ashley Condon, whom David Francey considers “the finest writer and performer [he has] heard in many years,” is a folk musician hailing from Prince Edward Island. She has released two albums since her debut in 2007: Come In From The Cold (2010), which was nominated for a 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award, and This Great Compromise (2014), produced by David Francey.

A pre-concert wine tasting, in partnership with The Wine Spot, will be available for concert ticket holders from 6:30 to 7:45pm. In order to purchase tickets for this event, call 216-371-3000 or go online.

This concert is supported by WCPN. Cain Park 2014 season sponsors include Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio Arts Council, Severance Town Center, Intercontinental Hotels – Cleveland, and Motorcars Honda/Toyota/Scion.

Cain Park, a municipally owned and operated summer arts park and one of the nation’s oldest landmark outdoor theaters entering its 76th season, is produced by the City of Cleveland Heights and is located on Superior Road between Lee and South Taylor roads.

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