Eaglesmith, Ginn bring traveling show to The Palms

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Award-winning singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith fuses rock ‘n’ roll edge and stand-up comic wit into performances he likes to characterize as “Johnny Carson meets the Rolling Stones.”

Eaglesmith will return to The Palms Playhouse (13 Main Street in Winters) on Thursday, Feb. 22, for a duo show with Tif Ginn. The concert will start at 8 p.m.

Eaglesmith is equally adept at provoking laughter and tears, which speaks to his skill at conveying the complexities of human experience. Though he’s a rocker as much as a singer-songwriter, don’t let his playing chops fool you. He’s about crafting songs — songs that get to the heart of any matter, and can resonate with both fellow songwriters and the barstool-perching legionnaires.

Fiercely independent, Eaglesmith has the mindset of an explorer. He seeks new ways to challenge himself and engage fans, musically and otherwise.

Trundling his band from stage to stage in a vegetable-oil-powered converted school bus, he recently broke new ground with his “Legions of Legions” tour of Canadian legion halls. Expanding into theaters is another new direction for this club and festival favorite. Eaglesmith’s genre-spanning songs have been recorded by artists including Miranda Lambert, Cowboy Junkies, Todd Snider, Alan Jackson and Toby Keith.

Eaglesmith has released nearly 20 albums, the most recent of which is “Standard.”

Tif Ginn, who will perform with Eaglesmith, is a gutsy singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has spent most of her life touring and playing music.

Some people might just try to relax between their 200 gigs a year, or at least let somebody else do the bus driving and repair work.

Not Fred Eaglesmith, whose creativity and dedication refuse to go on vacation. But one thing’s sure: he’ll never die of boredom. And neither will his fans.

Tickets for Fred Eaglesmith’s Thursday, Feb. 22, show at The Palms Playhouse are $20 and are available online via Eventbrite and The Palms’ website, at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland and at the door if the show is not sold out.

For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and fredeaglesmith.com.

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