Canada’s Frechette to make Nevada City tour stop |

Canada’s Frechette to make Nevada City tour stop

Traveling folk songwriters Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen will perform Friday at The Old 5Mile House.

Frechette was signed at 17 to EMI Publishing in Toronto, recorded demos in Hollywood for Columbia Records, hitchhiked the southwestern U.S. with a $10 guitar, convinced folk mogul Mitch Podolak in Winnipeg to build a music company around him, wrote more than 1,300 songs, toured 300,000 kms, performed on many festival stages across North America and Europe, composed a musical score for a National Film Board animation, and released eight albums in the span of eight months, according to his bio.

Uptown Magazine describes his music as “true blue blues, front to back, and as authentic, experienced and soul-on-sleeve as they come.”

His most recent album was recorded with his musical partner Laurel Thomsen, a classically trained violinist hailing from the heart of Monterey. She performs and teaches folk, Celtic and Classical Violin, founded the Violin Geek Podcast and The Bright Side Band, and regularly contributes articles for Strings Magazine.

They will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. There is no cover and all ages are welcome.

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