He’s a little bit folk, a little bit country and of course, a little bit cowboy.
That’s how Gary Fjellgaard describes his sound, a music style he called ‘western roots.’
Raised in east-central Saskatchewan, Fjellgaard’s website proudly states that he is ‘as Canadian as they come.’
“We were still farming with horses, so a lot of my songs related to the era,” said Fjellgaard of his upbringing in the Canadian Prairies.
Fjellgaard moved to B.C. when he was 15 years old and said he spend a few years with a chainsaw before turning to music full-time.
“I still love the intimacy of a solo performance and generally have a very comfortable rapport with my audience,” said Fjellgaard.
The years have flown by for Fjellgaard; he and his wife Lynne will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary this summer.
The Canadian singer/songwriter is a Juno Award winner and in 2005 was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
“I’m looking forward to sharing my stories and songs with folks at Legacy Guitar and Coffee House,” said Fjellgaard.
Fjellgaard will hit the Legacy stage June 5 at 8 p.m.; for tickets visit legacyguitarhouse.com.