Stoufville strumming. The Chris Cuddy band will rock the second annual Winterfolk Jan. 21.
For years, he was the guy who rung up your libation purchases at Main Street’s LCBO.
But Jan. 21, Cris Cuddy will only be serving up his special brand of music as his band — the Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit — takes part in the second annual Stouffville Winterfolk Sneak Preview. “Stouffville’s a great town. It’s been good to me in most ways,” Mr. Cuddy said.
The Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit is made of Mr. Cuddy, Pierre Bordeleau and Andrew Heathcoate. Together, they play Mr. Cuddy’s music, in particular, songs from his latest CD Diamond Shine. “What we’re doing now sparkles. It’s different and more exciting than many of the ventures I’ve done before. … They’re exceptional guys, exceptional musicians,” Mr. Cuddy said.
“They’ve established quite a name for themselves,” said Jim Priebe, founder and organizer of the Stouffville sneak preview.
Also performing during the showcase will be Grainne, the Boys of Alderon, Poor Tom and Stouffville’s Marie-Lynn Hammond and Erwin Shack. “He’s such a wonderful guitar player,” said Beverly Kreller, publicist and artistic service volunteer for Winterfolk. This is Mr. Shack’s second appearance at the local showcase.
“There’s quite a healthy music community in Stouffville. … Support this and you’ll get some really good entertainment,” Mr. Shack said.
The Stouffville showcase previews some of the entertainers who will take part in Toronto’s annual Winterfolk event.
The showcase will be at Pastaggio, 6211 Main St. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at door. For tickets, go to abetterworld.ca