Canadian singer/songwriter Murray McLauchlan hits the road for his come back tour which kicks off in Campbell River this fall.

McLauchlan hits the road

Murray McLauchlan, one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, is coming to Campbell River this fall

Murray McLauchlan, one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, is coming to Campbell River this fall.

Over a 40-year career, McLauchlan has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos.

His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are considered Canadian standards.

McLauchlan is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he’s been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada.

Yet some may wonder where he’s been of late.

McLauchlan did tour in support of his 2012 critically acclaimed release Human Writes, but then decided to take a break. Other interests prevailed and he restricted his touring to shows with Lunch At Allen’s, the supergroup he co-founded, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church. But now McLauchlan is on the road again.

“As a songwriter I know that it’s not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn’t brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met,” McLauchlan says.

“I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”

And this, in a nutshell, is the McLauchlan concert experience. Tickets for An Evening in Concert with Murray McLauchlan are $42.00 -$46.00, and go on sale Friday, June 26, and are available from the Tidemark box office, 250-287-7465. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Tidemark.