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Eaglesmith at the chapel
Fred Eaglesmith will be in concert at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.
Fred Eaglesmith's musical genesis would sound like a cliché if, darn it, it wasn't actually true. The roots-folk singer, born in the late 50s, grew up on a series of farms in southern Ontario. He bought his first guitar with $12 he scraped together doing farm chores. Seduced by the sounds of Elvis Presley and roots music making its way into Canada from distant radio stations, Eaglesmith left home at 16, hopping on freight trains and traversing the Canadian landscape. His songs on the albums "50 Odd Dollars," "Falling Stars and Broken Hearts," and the recent "Milly's Cafe" are populated with characters from this vast landscape: hardscrabble farmers, working class heroes, heartsick young men, wicked women, and other colorful characters.
Fred Eaglesmith concert presented by KCT concerts, Thursday, June 7, 8 pm, Union Chapel, Kennebec Ave., Oak Bluffs.
Julian Wise is a contributor to The Times.