Sixteen records, 4 gold records, 22 singles, 2 Juno awards, 7 Juno nominations and an Order of Canada. Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian music for 45 years. He is a man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand. A singer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter, Valdy catches the small but telling moments that make up life.
He shares his life with Kathleen on Salt Spring Island. Kathleen has aided and abetted, accompanied and ably helped steer him through years of harsh and mellow weather.
Valdy loves to play with other performers and Canterbury has been fortunate to have him bring Gary Fjellaard and Graham Wardrop along with him. He loves to experiment in various other music genres and most recently performed with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra. He explores Canadian Western music on his 3 albums with Gary as The Contenders.
It’s been said “whenever I hear Valdy, I know I’ve come home”. It seems only fitting that Valdy performs at our final festival.