Country musician Steven Palmer returning for fourth concert in Creston

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Steven Palmer will play at the Snoring Sasquatch on Aug. 14.

Steven Palmer will play at the Snoring Sasquatch on Aug. 14.

Aug. 14 will be Steven Palmer’s fourth visit to Creston’s Snoring Sasquatch and the audience will be happy to have him back.

He’ll be performing all sorts of favourites from his huge collection of original and traditional tunes, ragtime to acoustic blues, gospel to down home country and lots more, including tasty originals from his four albums, including his newest, Prairie Airs, a ride through a magical landscape where the gopher is king, jackalopes ramble, and the spirits of Louis Riel and Poundmaker survive.

This 15-song outing features Palmer’s signature picking and singing, as well as the added talents of several fine prairie musicians. Highlights are The Jackalope Ramble with western Canadian fiddle champion Patti Lamoureux, Joanna Miller’s haunting duet vocal on Storm Comin’ In, and Jeremy Rusu’s string quartet arrangements on Riding With the Ghosts and Sweet as Sweet.

Drawing his inspiration from country and folk legends like Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Merle Travis and the Carter Family, Palmer’s country roots concerts are a joyous blending of country, folk, gospel, blues and his own songwriting. With a voice like a “warm blanket on a cold winter’s night,” according to Jericho Folk Club, or a “shady tree on a hot summer’s day,” according to Scott Cook, Palmer is equally at home on six-string or 12-string guitar, performing for folk festivals, house concerts and soft seating theatres.

Tickets are $10 in advance at Kingfisher Used Books, Buffalo Trails Coffee House and Black Bear Books, and $13 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m.; the show begins at 8.