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Joel Plaskett (Winter Fundraiser)
February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Peterborough Musicfest is proud to present Canadian singer-songwriter extraordinaire Joel Plaskett at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, February 23rd as a fundraiser for the 2023 summer concert season.
A native of Nova Scotia, Plaskett gained traction in early 1990s as a member of the alt-rock band Thrush Hermit but, come the new millennium, he started touring under own name back by his band The Emergency. All the while, he has been busy in studio, where he has self-produced most all of his many albums.
Plaskett’s latest recorded project, 44, is described as his “most detailed musical weave” to date. A box set comprised of four 11-song albums connected visually and thematically, the collection serves up an imaginative rumination on slowing down but still growing up in a rapidly accelerating world.
Accolades have numbered many for Plaskett, a Juno Award recipient who has also been honoured by the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia. He’s also been shortlisted twice for nomination for a Polaris Music Prize.
If touring and recording isn’t enough to keep Plaskett’s creative juices flowing, he also oversees the console at his New Scotland Yard recording studio in Dartmouth where he has partnered with Halifax mainstay Taz Records to offer a curated selection of records for music fans.
Ticket’s for Plaskett’s Market Hall performance cost $45 at the box office or order online at www.markethall.org. Event proceeds will go directly to Peterborough Musicfest’s 36th season this coming summer in Del Crary Park.
Buy your tickets now at markethall.org