So the first time I met Ben Kunder, he was playing “Mayor” in a little musical I was working on called “Seussical”. Everything about that show was great…from the people to the whole production. I haven’t seen him since. But now, fast forward several, several years (marriages and kids) and we have a Music Hall and Ben Kunder is coming to perform! He’s one of those multi-talented people who is an actor, singer-songwriter, musician and carpenter.
He’s lived across this country from a little solar powered cabin in BC to Charlottetown, P.E.I and now he’s back in his hometown of Toronto. His music reflects his experiences. For those who don’t know his music, you’ve been missing out on some great ole Canadian folk music. A person could spend a whole afternoon just listening to his Golden album which was released in 2015. His single, “Half Moon” hit the #2 spot on CBC Music’s Top 50 of 2015. He’s been on a tour across Canada on VIA Rail in 2015 to promote his album. Then he and his good friend, Sarah MacDougall went on a European tour together in 2016.
This year, he’s been busy in the studio working on another album while in his regular life, he and his partner just had their second child. It’s already been a stellar year for him so far. We’re lucky he’s able to get away to come up to Desboro for a double bill with Sarah MacDougall and local favourite opener, Rob Elder, to treat us to a concert. Check out the video to hear one of his songs and then come out on June 17 to hear more.
Next we’ll meet Sarah MacDougall…
Desboro Music Hall 2017 Concert Series
Doors Open: 7pm, Music Starts: 7:30pm
Tickets: Advance: $20 ($17.70 +HST), Regular: $25 ($22.12 +HST)
*Advance tickets are only available up to the Box Office hours the weekend before the show or we run out (Note: there is a limit of 25 advance price tickets)