July 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Gabriola Commons - Reservoir Stage
675 North Road
$20 - Limited Seating

Wilf Carter (1904-1996) made his mark in Canada and the world with a career that lasted for more than sixty years. He became one of the most influential singers and songwriters in country music history.  He almost single-handedly invented and defined the cowboy singer and was an inspiration to Gene Autry,  Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Ian Tyson, Roger Whittaker, and countless others.

Wilf’s story is an amazing one.  From his humble beginnings as the son of a Nova Scotia preacher to his performances on the international stage, he made his fans one by one…they loved his music and yodeling but loved him as a person as well. With Wilf’s blessing, Nathan Tinkham tells the story of how Wilf achieved his dream of being a cowboy singer and performs some of Wilf’s most popular songs. Although largely forgotten in today’s culture, he was hugely influential as Canada’s first country music star and one of the first of the singing cowboys.

Presented by Rhythm Range Music this one-act play runs approximately 45 minutes.