A true Canadian troubadour is playing the Enderby Drill Hall Friday, May 29.
Peachland’s Keith “Papa” Thom is well known by Canadian folk music fans for his silky smooth vocals, meaningful song writing, and engaging personality.
Troubadour, bard, minstrel, balladeer, Thom literally fits all the descriptive terms used to describe a man whose passion for music and storytelling is only exceeded by his passion for his wife, family, and maker.
Thom was recently described by The Kelowna Capital News music critic Charlie Hodge as “a natural on guitar, with fingers flowing effortlessly over the frets.”
“His voice is strong, diction clear, and range impressive,” continued Hodge. “Of particular strength, though, is his lyrical brilliance. As a songwriter, Keith applies verbs, nouns, and adjectives to music scales like a master artist applies brush and paint to canvas. His literary work generally happens with ease.”
In 2008, Thom embarked on a musical and human journey from Ontario to the West Coast, performing in numerous towns and cities along the way.
The shows were more than just music. Thom visited homeless shelters and food kitchens, where he prepared shepherd’s pies for clients prior to his shows.
Sometimes the crowds were two or three people, sometimes there were in the hundreds. Thom completed his Shepherd’s Pie Tour five times, feeding and entertaining thousands of Canadians and sharing his talent.
Thom shares his talent in Enderby Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation.