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Artist Life Stories - Ian Thomas



Captiol Centre Presents

Welcome to the Artist Life Stories speaker series where renowned Canadian artists discuss their craft with series host Cameron Smillie. Each event is like a perfectly mixed cocktail. Two parts conversation, one part show and tell, one part question and answer and always splashed with a dash of the unexpected. Each speaker event includes two 45 minute sets and ends with a post-show question and answer session from the stage. Each artist will bring their journey to life. And, everyone comes away with the true story behind the artist.  Get ready for on-stage conversations interspersed with live music, videos and “show and tell”. Each night will be unique! Oh, and always a post show meet and greet.

Ian Thomas – A Life In Song 

Musician and author Ian Thomas rose to international fame with his 1973 hit song, Painted Ladies. During an illustrious career he’s earned a Juno Award, the prestigious UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award and the SOCAN National Achievement Award for songwriting. His songs have had additional success with international artists such as Bette Midler, Santana, Manfred Mann, America, Chicago, Bon Jovi and Anna Murray. Thomas will discuss his musical journey, life as a writer and his recent works. And, maybe even share stories and “voices” from his character on The Red Green Show! 

Artist Life Stories - Ian Thomas