As Eaglesmith’s band and the Fabulous Ginn Sisters warmed up the audience a wonderful breeze wafted through the open station windows, bringing pleasant air circulation and Fred to join in the first set of music.
The station is particularly suiting venue for Eaglesmith’s music as he has spent considerable time working on, singing about, and writing award-winning train-themed songs. He was honoured earlier this summer with induction into the North America Railway Hall of Fame at the CASO station.
Although he travels relentlessly, Fred Eaglesmith also makes it very clear through both music and commentary that he loves southern Ontario. It’s nice, when he returns home to this area, to be part of an audience whose members obviously love listening to his take on music and “the truth”.
Proceeds from Thurday evening’s refreshment sales were in support of the CASO Railway Station. Find out more at www.narhf.org. Support from Fred’s Annual Picnic at Springwater has helped the Long Point Basin Land Trust to protect series at risk, restore important natural habitats, and purchase new nature reserves along the Lake Erie shore. Find out more at www.longpointlandtrust.ca.