Palmer bringing range of music to Creston

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Stephen Palmer plays Feb. 7 at Creston's Snoring Sasquatch.

Stephen Palmer plays Feb. 7 at Creston's Snoring Sasquatch.

Drawing his inspiration from country and folk legends like Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Merle Travis and the Carter Family, Steven Palmer will present a joyous blending of original and traditional country, folk, gospel, blues and ragtime at the Snoring Sasquatch on Feb. 7.

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.

After 40 years as a travelling musician covering a lot of road, Palmer is still playing and still touring, grown enough to sing about life and simple pleasures with all the unhurried authority of a quiet and simple folk-singing road-survivor.

“A wonderful evening,” said Joan Trott of Manitoba’s Mid-West Arts Council. “Our ‘twentysomethings’ enjoyed Steve’s concert just as much as all of us older folk. We’re looking forward to doing it again.”

Tickets are $15 in advance at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, and $18 at the door, which opens at 6 p.m.; the show begins at 7.