16 April 2008 - A concert featuring Canada’s best musicians and writers takes place Saturday, June 14th at the Sydenham St. United Church in Kingston. Bruce Cockburn, Susan Aglukark, David Francey, Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright, Terry Tufts, Unity, and the Algonquin Drummers will perform at what will be an incredible night of music and community spirit. The event will raise funds for Robert Lovelace, father, retired chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and Queen’s University professor, who has been imprisoned for his peaceful opposition to uranium mining in North Frontenac. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to Bob Lovelace through a trust fund established for him by OPIRG Kingston.
Bruce Cockburn, an officer of the Order of Canada, has earned 20 gold and platinum records in Canada, 11 Juno Awards and is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Inuit singer-songwriter, Susan Aglukark is also a member of the Order of Canada and a multiple Juno Award winner. Multiple Juno winners David Francey and Jenny Whiteley will also perform along with two of Canada’s best guitarists, Joey Wright and Terry Tufts. The Algonquin Drummers will open the show with a ceremonial Algonquin drum and Unity, an aboriginal women’s singing group will sing both traditional and original music.
Also breaking news regarding the show is that award winning author Michael Ondaatje (English Patient) will also be participating in the show.