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Hawksley Workman concert announced for Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society to host Canadian singer-songwriter at Song Sparrow Hall

Hawksley Workman is working his way back to Salmon Arm.

The singer-songwriter, who rocketed to fame on the Canadian music scene with the release of his second album, (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves (2001), and hits including Jealous of Your Cigarette and Striptease, is booked to play Song Sparrow Hall on Sunday, Nov. 3. The show is being presented by the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society (SAFMS).

One of the musicians among the stellar 2006 ROOTSandBLUES Festival lineup, Workman was set to play the 2023 festival but the event was cancelled after the first day due to wildfire.

SAFMS artistic director Kevin Tobin announced Tuesday, April 9, that Workman is primed to return to Salmon Arm, with a show rooted in a catalogue of 17 solo records, “including everything from major label international smash hits to Canadiana-soaked indie releases.”

“Hawksley has a unique way of blending together folk, chart-toppers and cabaret pop in songs that we can all relate to—the weather, love, heartbreak and tales of end-times,” said Tobin in a media release.

The JUNO Award-winning and Gold Record-certified singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has headlined shows at prestigious venues like Toronto’s Massey Hall and The Olympia in Paris, reads the release.

“A uniquely Canadian artist, Workman has built an international fan base through tours in the UK, France, Norway and Australia,” said SAFMS. “Fans have followed Workman since his ground-breaking and self-produced indie debut For Him and The Girls (1999) all the way through to his chart-topping singles and recent release, Less Rage More Tears (2020).”

Hillcrest Elementary students sang Workman’s song Safe and Sound in their 2021 video entry to CBC’s Music Class Challenge.


Before Workman’s concert, SAFMS staff are hard at work preparing for the 32nd annual ROOTSandBLUES Festival, July 26-28. Advanced pricing tickets are now available, and camping is nearly sold out.

Tickets for the Hawksley Workman show at Song Sparrow Hall are $37.50 each and go on sale Friday, April 12. The all-ages, licensed show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. Doors open at 6:30 For tickets and/or info, visit or call 250-833-4096.

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Lachlan Labere

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