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Gary Fjellgaard paying a visit to Cecil Lake

Award-winning singer songwriter, Gary Fjellgaard, will be performing along with former "Dawson Creeker," Saskia, and Darrel from Saskatchewan at the Cecil Lake Community Hall on Friday starting at 7 p.m.

Award-winning singer songwriter, Gary Fjellgaard, will be performing along with former "Dawson Creeker," Saskia, and Darrel from Saskatchewan at the Cecil Lake Community Hall on Friday starting at 7 p.m.

The rural performance is typical venue for Fjellgaard, who regularly plays at packed village halls or country churches.

That's not to say Fjellgaard is a stranger to the more urbane, having played across Europe and major Canadian music festivals.

Fjellgaard has been making a living singing on the road for more than forty years. Between his mastery of the acoustic guitar, his gentle vocals and his spirited yodeling, critics credit Fjellgaard with taking his music to people with rare sincerity.

West Coast Pier Magazine lauded Fjellgaard for holding his crowd spellbound for more than an hour eventually receiving a standing ovation. "It was a magnificent concert that only left you wanting more."

In addition to his captivating music, Fjellgaard shares tales of his life in the woods with audiences.

Raised on the Canadian Prairies, the Juno-winner Fjellgaard, is a champion of the vanishing values and the frontier spirit.

He said he takes inspiration from cattle drives, wagon tracks, windswept prairies, rushing rivers and working folks with ties to the land.

Fjellgaard and his wife live on Gabriola Island off of Canada's West Coast, which has given what critics call "a universal quality to his western roots music."

His present tour will take him from northeastern B.C., down into the Interior, and throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The tour stops at 35 small towns and big cities between now and May 2012.