Biography

The Contenders

Valdy’s been a significant part of Canada’s folk scene for as long as most people can remember, and a wider audience still remembers him for “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song,” still a staple of classic rock radio. His true fans – and you can find them all over Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia and New Zealand – know him for his relaxed, easy-going stage shows.

Gary Fjellgaard came up through Canada’s country music scene. Raised on the Prairies, he’s a champion of the vanishing West’s frontier spirit, cattle drives, wagon treks and men and women with ties to the land.

Individually, they’ve won multiple Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association honors (Gary’s a member of their Hall of Fame), sold hundreds of thousands of records, and they revel in life on the road, meeting new people, and sharing their songs.