Rupert Waites brings original folk back to Brandon stage

Folk singer-songwriter Rupert Wates returns to Brandon Music on Saturday, Dec. 2. He’ll be debuting material from his new CD, “The Lights Of Paris,” an album which showcases his original, acoustic, melodic art/folk with flavors of jazz and vaudeville.
Wates has been a professional songwriter since the late 1990s when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. Since then he’s won more than 30 songwriting awards.
A storyteller at heart, Wates’ albums often tell tales. For example, his recent release, “Colorado Mornings,” is an album that depicts the journey of two lovers, as they travel like wild west outlaws in search of new frontiers and freedoms; and “Joe’s Café” is an album of 15 original songs based on true stories of ordinary American people.
Given his preference for more intimate settings, Wates regularly performs house concerts. He was voted an Artist Of The Year in both 2013 and 2016 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home. He is the only artist on the entire CIYH database to have been honored with this title twice.  
Wates has released nine albums. Each has received outstandingly good reviews, and has been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia. In 2015-2016 alone, over 20 of his songs were recorded by other performers, and two tribute albums to his material have been recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He averages 120 live shows per year, in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. Audiences everywhere respond to his haunting songs that ring true.
Saturday’s concert in Brandon begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the concert and an extra $25 for dinner before the show. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295, email [email protected] or visit brandon-music.net for more info.

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