A Stage North country Christmas, back by popular demand

Show is Dec. 3 at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake

Nicola Ramsey
For the Lakeside Leader

Trevor Panczak has been singing and writing songs since he was a 14 year old farm kid living outside Magrath Alberta. He performed in Slave Lake in 2014 and he and his band are back by popular demand this Christmas. His admirers appreciate not only his music but his humour and his natural ability to connect with his audience. His smooth voice, catchy tunes and charming stage presence leave a lasting impression. Trevor will be performing some Christmas classics and country tunes new and old.
In his third and most recent album, “Where I Go to Come Back”, Trevor demonstrates his traditional country sound along with his knack for storytelling. According to Canadian Beats magazine, he “paints a picture of living a simple life with deep rich with experiences, friends and family.” Trevor says “I love songs that are about real people, real situations, and real feelings. There’s nothing fancy or contrived about my music. I don’t believe in the genre lines so much. There is quite simply good music or bad music. I like to write and interpret songs that anyone can identify with.”
In addition to being a rising star in the country music field, Trevor also exemplifies what Stage North represents— commitment to community. He has donated thousands to community charities and performed at countless fundraisers. Most recently, he is participating in “Homes for Hope” in Mexico alongside Brett Kissell. Trevor says, “No matter where I go, or what happens in my career, I will never forget my roots and I will never stop supporting my community. I hope that with each single and album I release and each tour that I do, I can give back even more on a broader scale and support other causes. It’s part of who I am, and that will never change.”
Trevor has opened for Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Clint Black, Don Williams, Michelle Wright, and the Zac Brown Band. He’s performed at the Calgary Stampede’s Nashville North for the past four years. Now working on his fifth record of original songs, his 2014 single “For a Girl” peaked at #17 in the Canadian Country charts.
Our local opening act is Slave Lake’s very own fresh and original roots rock band The Jackpines. They feature roots rock storytelling from the northern Boreal forests. Campfire punk ballads for the working class and Boreal blues. These singer-songwriters present a unique blend of savory, original and exciting tunes. The band includes Eric McWilliams, Tanner Mouallem, Tyler Thompson and Craig MacIsaac. Definitely worth a listen!
At the Legacy Centre, Sunday Dec. 3. Advance tickets are $35, available at REMAX, the Rotary Library, The Source, Magic Scissors and online at stagenorth.org. $5 more at the door. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30.

Trevor Panczak and band, performing in Slave Lake three years ago.


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