“King of roots music” set for Shelburne gig June 22

Greg Bennett
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

Terry Gillespie

Terry Gillespie, singer, songwriter and founder of Canada's renowned Heaven's Radio, has added a Shelburne date to his Eastern Canadian as he plays The Sea Dog on Tuesday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Admission is $7.

Gillespie is best known for his love of rhythm, his musical intensity and his unique soulful voice. Critic Tim Holek has called him Canada’s “king of roots music” and he has been proving it to audiences all over North America. Born in Edmonton, he was raised in England and grew up in Michigan and, in the '60s, he cut his musical teeth playing with Blues legends Howlin Wolf, Albert

Collins, John Lee Hooker, and Buddy Guy.

Today his voice is frequently compared to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, while his guitar is reminiscent of Mark Knopfler. Peter Karp & Sue Foley said of him after he worked on their chart-topping CD, 'He Said /She Said', "He’s simply a musical shaman".

Gillespie shares the stage with sax a percussion master Terry Owen, whose long, R&B career has included gigs with the legendary Dutch Mason, Drew Nelson, Bo Diddley, The Platters and, most recently, Percy Sledge.   In the late '90's Gillespie moved to the U.S. to tour 200 dates a year and shared the stage with such greats as B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Duke Robillard, Luther Allison, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Link Ray.

The duo also has gigs in Halifax, Advocate Harbour and St. Johns. The show is presented by Destination Shelburne.


Geographic location: Shelburne, Canada, North America Edmonton England Michigan U.S. Halifax Advocate Harbour

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page