Valdy has today’s almost forgotten track


A little over a month ago I attended a memorial for BC musician Doug Edwards who I had been a fan of since my high school days in Victoria…besides running into dozens of old friends that I hadn’t seen in years, there were some amazing performances in his honour, incuding Valdy performing this song from his days with The Hometown Band who counted Doug among the members…probably my favourite Valdy song, and, if you’re wondering Valdy is still as good as he ever was…



Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.

His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

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Published on February 14, 2017 at 9:12 pm by Greg Simpson


February 14, 2017 - 9:57 pm


My favourite Valdy song. Love the way it feels. Valdy still sounds great.

February 15, 2017 - 7:00 am

Rocker Rich

The Hometown Band did some reunion gigs last summer. Doug sat it out due to the illness. Robbie King sadly passed away more than a decade ago. But Shari Ulrich, Claire Lawrence and Geoff Eyre assembled a new lineup. I hope the group carries on this year with Valdy. He did his best work with them. And, as you noted Greg, his voice still has that marvellous warmth.

February 23, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Greg Simpson

Thanks Patti and Rich…

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