POSTPONED - The Fred Eaglesmith Show starring Tif Ginn
FRED EAGLESMITH: 42 years on the road. 22 studio albums. 5 different band configurations. 15 band members. 11 buses. Countless stories. 1 man.
Fred Eaglesmith can talk to you about almost anything. Chances are, he’s had that car, tractor, job, relationship, idea, and hat. But throughout his life and experiences there is always one thing that has remained the same: his undeniable gift for writing a song. Aspiring songwriters and performers of all ages call and write Fred with questions on how to have a career like his. And what can he say? Start writing songs when you’re 10 years old. Grow up with poverty, agriculture, religion, and eight siblings. Run away from home. Hop freight trains. Start a business. Loose a business. Struggle to get any gig. Drive to Nashville with no money and pockets full of songs. Get a record deal. Lose a record deal. Win a Juno Award. Break down on the side of the road everyday for days on end. Become a cult hero and amass a following of self-proclaimed “Fred Heads.” Tour relentlessly. Become everyone’s favorite. Becomes nobody’s favorite. Follow your gut. Smarten up. Don’t care what anybody thinks. Be fair. Be loyal no matter what. Keep going. Soften up. Give people a break. Expect nothing. Give everything. Keep going. Allow yourself to be happy. Find out who you are and deal with that. Don’t stay in fancy hotels. Write good songs.
After all these years touring the United States, Canada, and Europe, having his songs covered by some of the biggest names in music, and appearing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” – the enigmatic, countrified, Rock n’ Roll troubadour, Fred Eaglesmith, is carrying on with musical wife Tif Ginn.
Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today’s music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone’s boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere.
Tif Ginn is a gutsy, amazing singer and a transcendent songwriter who has spent most of her life touring and playing music. Her impressive, sultry vocals and glorious harmonies with Fred, along with her multiple instrument additions to the show will have you in awe. This girl has it all, including Fred.
TIF GINN: Tif Ginn lives in a shack on the north shore of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada with her husband and kid. She was born & raised in Texas but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years. She is slowly freezing to death. To postpone her inevitable demise, she tours relentlessly with her husband, preferable in warmer climates as often as she can. This subzero existence has as also taken a toll on her creative process. The result is a dramatic shift in the new work- which is much more related to sunnier, rhythmic driven genres than perhaps the conventional themes and attitudes she has been known for up until now. The turning point in this shift was the purchase of a very expensive set of winter insulated snow pants. Her new appreciation for layers of winter clothing has carried with it a profound optimism and underlying joy even through her saddest work. A newfound enthusiasm both by her and for her has come about- it's definitely a metamorphosis. Whatever that is. These days music is discussed in terms of likes, hits, shares, and downloads- these terms are negated when true passion and love for the love of it comes shining through. The love and the love of it comes shining through not only in Tif Ginn's work; but in her stage presence and her general attitude toward life.