David Francey performs at Acme's Bringing the Music Home


It has been a smaller crowd of late enjoying the talented acts of Acme's Bringing the Music Home with only about 50 people coming out for the extraordinary David Francey concert this past Saturday, Nov 27.
Coming to enjoy this event were people from Linden, Carbon, and Acme but from as far away as Rocky Mountain House and Calgary.
David is one of the top Canadian performers with a long list of awards to show for it and he and Craig Werth have been touring together for four years. They have no problem engaging their audience. David is a master storyteller, painting with words alone a richly textured oil masterpiece, and not just with his music. He held his audience spell bound even with the telling of the background story before each song, which made his song-writing talent and his vocals all the more appealing. David allows his audience to enter his gifted world simply because he is so personable, luring the audience in with details and humor from his jobs, his travels, his experiences, and his passions, which is hard to resist. "He has a knack," said organizer Jane Allan, "for putting the listener into the song."
His vocals are clear and tone-rich, sometimes as smooth and silky as butter, quite haunting at other times and, as the song demands it, strong and edgy like the calloused hands of a dock worker. This was most apparent when he would sing acapella. What a treat!
The next event for Bringing the Music Home will be Friday, January 28, 2011 featuring Connie Kaldor. Strong support with a bigger audience would go a long way to insuring that the volunteers who bring such a wide range of Canadian talent to a rural community have the appreciation of their community to continue.