By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW

Juno Award-winning artist Stephen Fearing is returning to Fernie March 11 for a show at The Arts Station.

Fearing is touring to promote his latest album, Between Hurricanes, appearing seven years after his Juno Award-winning tour de force Yellowjacket.

His newest release marks a pronounced change in his life since his 2006 Juno success, which was a time marker.

“Though I didn’t know it at the time, it marked the end of many things and the beginning of so many more,” Fearing related. “My marriage of 14 years ended shortly after the record came out. Hard on the heels of this devastation, True North Records – my home on record for over a decade – changed hands. I was still under contract to them, but it quickly became apparent that it was time for me to move on. Around the same time, my dear friend and manager Bernie Finkelstein started to make noises about cutting back on his workload. Bernie and I had been together through thick and thin for over 16 years, but I realized that it was time to let go of the old ties and step out into the brave new world of true independence.”
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ImageBy STEPHEN COOKE Entertainment Reporter

 FEARING’S new album Between Hurricanes is the sound of someone starting from scratch. It’s his first album of all new material since 2006’s Yellowjacket and his first independent release following nearly two decades with True North Records and a resettlement from Guelph to Halifax with his wife, writer-performer Christine Taylor.

It’s also the result of realizing that he wasn’t giving himself enough room in a busy schedule that was largely devoted to either working with roots trio Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, or the duo Fearing & White, pairing the Vancouver-born, Ireland-raised songwriter with Irish-born, Australia-based musician Andy White.
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