Kent Fiddy Dreams & Destiny







Songwriter. Poet. Storyteller of History. These are just some of the words which have been used to describe Kent Douglas Fiddy. There is, today, a phenomenal and burgeoning interest in the history of British Columbia. This is perhaps the result of its newly found maturity, independence and sense of destiny based on the Pacific experience. The music of Kent Douglas Fiddy celebrates an enormously rich but hitherto untapped vein of B.C. cultural heritage. The earliest contact with First Nations peoples, the extraordinary sea voyages of Captains Cook and Vancouver, the courage and determination of immigrant people from Europe and Asia, coal-mining on Vancouver Island, shipwrecks on the West Coast Trail, and the working heroes stationed on lonely, remote lighthouses. These all are part of the thread in the tapestry woven by Kent Douglas Fiddy. Inspired, evocative and compelling, his music has the power to take you on a journey across the curve of time. Kent Douglas Fiddy has worked as a songwriter and performer for many years. His material has been published by Irving/Almo Music(Canada/U.S.A), Chappel Music and Kenny Rogers' Lionshare Music. His recordings have been released internationally. His songs are used in schools for both literacy and music education purposes. Kent has opened for diverse artists as blues legends Sonny Terry Brownie McGee and Valdy, Melanie Doane, Dave Mallett, Jonny Hardy(Old Blind Dogs) and Gavin Marwick(Iron Horse). He has performed at benefits with artists including k.d. lang, Shari Ulrich, Spirit of the West and Don Herron. Recent concert appearances include festivals in both Atlantic and Pacific Canada. These include Festival-By-The-Sea (St. John, NB), the 40th Mirimichi Folk Festival (Mirimichi, NB), The Filberg Festival (B.C.), 17th Orkney Islands Folk Festival(Scotland), 1999 Pan-Am Games(Canada), and The WhaleFestival(B.C.). The CD was produced by David Sinclair, a friend and collaborator of over twenty years, who also performs in concerts with him. David Sinclair is a multi-instrumentalist with an exceptional professional career as a touring and studio musician, record producer, songwriter and composer. He is based in Vancouver and recently completed world tours with Sara MacLachlan (Lilith Fair, 1996-1999, Canada/U.S.A), (Fumbling Toward Ecstasy - 1994/1995), k.d. lang (Ingenue - 1992/1995). He is a Juno Nominee and winner of P.R.O. awards for outstanding air play. David has performed on recordings with k.d. lang, Sara McLachlen, Rita MacNeil, B.T.O., Valdy, Susan Jacks, Gary Fjellgaard, The Rovers and Tears Are Not Enough. He has played live on the Grammy's, David Letterman and the Tonight Show.