Stephen Fearing Live Webcasts   Leave a comment

Roots-on-the-Wire-FacebookI received this in an email from Matt Charlton this weekend- if you are familiar with Stephen Fearing, this set of three broadcasts is sure to be of interest. If you don’t know Stephen’s music, you should. Details here:

We’re putting together a series of live, online concerts for Stephen Fearing that’ll be taking place over the next few months. The first one is Wednesday, June 26th and will see him play his current touring set. The second is taking place July 31st and will be a complete performance of Yellowjacket. The third will take place on August 28th and will be a set voted on by his fans. You can find more details on the series (in Stephen’s words) here:

And those words from Stephen are here:

Welcome to Roots On The Wire!

The idea behind this Live Stream concert series was hatched by my friend Matt Charlton and I, over coffee one afternoon. We thought it would be exciting to put together a series of three concert that are only accessible via the internet, so if you’re up at a cottage or still stuck in the city on the last Wednesday of June, July or August, you can tune in for a live mini-festival concert set from the comfort of your own WiFi. As well as the music, we will have a chat-room area where you can talk amongst yourselves without getting any dirty looks from fellow concert-goers, or ask me questions between songs… like “Why did you write that one Stephen?”, “What gauge strings do you use Stephen?”, “Is that water glass full of water Stephen?”… you get the picture. The idea is that we can interact, although mostly I will be playing and hopefully you will be listening. This is a big continent and that proves to be a challenge when it comes to picking a time when everybody can watch (and I can get to bed at a reasonable hour!) so… shows will all kick off at 11:00pm NST / 10:30pm AST / 9:30pm EST / 8:30pm CST / 7:30 MST and 6:30pm PST Confused? -check here). West Coasters can watch right after dinner and Newfoundlanders can watch on their laptop in bed… or when they get home from the pub. The rest of you? Well I hope it fits in with your evening plans… what else were you going to do on a Wednesday evening? So mark these dates on your calendar and plan to sit out on the back-deck or drag a deckchair out to the dock and put something decent in the ice bucket. Please tell your friends, I’ll do everything I can to publicise these shows (I’ll be tweeting using #rootsonthewire), but the more people you can tell, re-post to, tweet, talk to at the water cooler etc. etc. – the better. I will post each event on Facebook and hopefully you can make one or more of the shows. Further details and a link for the concerts will be right here on this page as soon as we get all the tech information completed. My plan is to make these shows look and sound as good as we can make them.

Show #1: June 26th -my current touring show
This show will be drawing from what is currently on my playlist in concert with the odd surprise thrown in… dealers choice. The show will be approximately 1.5 hours long comprising of roughly 14 songs.

Show #2 – July 31st – Yellowjacket
The Yellowjacket album in it’s entirety from beginning to end, solo and acoustic. I’ve never done this before, so it should be interesting to play these songs back to back. 11 songs. Probably about an hour+ with the stories behind the songs (tunings – guitar geek alert!) and other fascinating trivia.

Show #3 – August 28th – Fan’s Choice
You choose the setlist – Send in a list of your favourite 12 tunes. Songs that get the most votes will be played. Songs can be drawn from SF Solo, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Fearing & White… if I can play it (and enough of you vote for it) I will. Sign up for my mailing list and send your songlist to

I hope you can make it/them. Thanks for listening.




Posted 2013 June 16 by Donald Teplyske in Uncategorized

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