Scottish musician coming to First Presbyterian

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:46

    SPARTA — Bruce Davies and his wife Sandra are visiting from Scotland on a working vacation and he will appear in concert at First Presbyterian Church of Sparta 32 Main Street Sparta on Saturday, 2 May at 7 p.m. This marks his 26th tour of the US. Davies said they “plan to actually see some of the places we have whizzed by in the past. My tours have usually lasted three plus weeks and have involved at least 18 appearances. This has resulted in me driving, singing and sleeping with very little time for anything else. This time it is a vacation but a concert seems to be the best way of getting together with lots of friends so 1 have arranged for shows in Sparta, Midlothian, Va., and Knoxville, Tenn.” He sings a repertoire as diverse as his homeland including traditional songs from Scotland, some written by his friends and heroes, and some he has written himself. He has often been described as a “Scottish John Denver.” One reviewer said, “Many folk singers sing for the hands and feet, Bruce Davies sings for the head and the heart”. He lives with his wife in Glenrothes, Fife, around 20 miles from St. Andrews. Of the many highlights in his career, he regards his two concerts at the United Nations in New York as particularly special. He has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Folk Festivals, Wolftrap (Washington, D.C.), Nigerian National Theatre (Lagos, Nigeria), the legendary Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, Tenn.), and more since becoming a full-time professional performer in 1985. For more info call 973-729-3611.