What they say...

“New Jersey has Springsteen, New York has Billy Joel, northern B.C. has Mark Perry. These are the storytellers of their times and places.”

 

~ Frank Peebles / Prince George Citizen

What they say...

“Mark Perry had our audience captivated through the entire show. His heart shines through in his voice and his songs. Mark Perry’s performance is a ‘must-see’ and a ‘must-see again’.”   ~ Bruce Champion, Terrace Concert Society

What they say...

“The soundtrack for my life is taken from Mark Perry’s music. His song-writing, musical expression and stage presence emanates the very best, most magical qualities of life in a northern town. Perry’s music invites me in to sit by his fire and feel like a cherished neighbour for a while.”

 

~ Carolina DeRyk, Host, CBC Radio

What they say...

“It was an entirely entertaining evening that was over too soon.”

 

~ Tom Best, Interior News

What they say...

“Mark’s storytelling was truly heartfelt, honest and filled with humour and humility.”

 

~ Joe Taylor, Blast! Toronto

What they say...

“This singer/songwriter from Smithers is one of our finest, a guy whose songs are full of the telling little joys, frustrations and messy minutiae of real life. In a world of so much artifice, he’s one of the real things.”   ~ J.P.M., The Province, Vancouver, BC

What they say...

“Geography may have shaped Perry’s character, but it hasn’t compromised his music’s universal appeal.”   ~ The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC

What they say...

“Offers a real slice of life, sans saccharin. I recommend it.”   ~ Rogue Folk Reviews

A Mark Perry concert is like a Canadian roadtrip...

A dozen albums strong, Mark Perry is deeply loved in regions across Canada for his good-humoured, thought-provoking performances and socially-narrative songs. He is a storyteller of time & place, sweeping you up in emotional and animated tales of sinking ferries, springtime floods, NHL dreams… or buying a car for “two cords of wood and 24 beer”. “New Jersey has Springsteen, New York has Billy Joel, northern BC has Mark Perry,” salutes music reviewer Frank Peebles. Towns dying, towns being born, small planes going down… from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, this Canadian singer-songwriter draws us in and connects us from coast to coast. 

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1 week ago

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Attempted a snowy Blue Lakes trail hike last week and gave up.. heading home, we took a left at Witset, taking the "Highroad home". We passed a house in Witset flying 4 Canadian flags and the name of a victim from the Nova Scotia nightmare. Felt Canadian unity. I put my"Northern Waters" cd in and a minute later, Jane said,"We just drove over Gramaphone Creek !" . That song was playing. Playing the song "Highroad Home", we drove by Rosie's old mill site, the remain's of Billy Wedge's old haunted house, stopped at "Lover's Leap", stood near the edge and felt knees shake. Drove by the Glenwood hall.. all of these places are in the song. Sure it wasn't"worldly" but I felt connected to a place. "Northern Waters" actually has some decent songs on it. When I listen to my records, sometimes I struggle with self loathing, doubt, why didn't I redo, hating a line , a feel...BUT sometimes - I feel good about it. Went in and took a photo of the empty Hall...so many crazy fun times here...looking forward to more....! We may be making another Covid inspired video soon..stay tuned !!! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Doug Kershaw's 1978 version of "Marie", from his 'the Louisiana Man' LP, is in my opinion, Beautiful. Randy Newman wrote it. I'm sure Randy never heard Doug's voice singing it in his head, as he was writing it . Sometimes magic happens . So..How about a list of great versions of songs by unusual people that surprised you, not the writer... ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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BIG QUESTIONS - Shane MacGowan ( the Pogues)- is he a better singer or songwriter ? With the late Kirsty MacColl, is Fairytale of New York the greatest duet of all time ? (it's already the greatest Christmas song ever!) Kenny and Dolly ? Marvin and Dianna ? Not even close, and...He can also make another person's song his own. He lives "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" when he sings it..sooo good !! Many Pogues songs on my phone. Listening to them while pedaling down a dirt road on my bike..4x4 flies by and dusts me, use my t shirt as a mask to keep some of the dust out of lungs..it's May and I'm listening to a Christmas song and loving it. strange eh ... See MoreSee Less

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