Stacey & Mark are back
Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart have been living and “musicking” together for more than 20 years, with an appetite for taking their songs out into the world that is pretty staggering.
According to their website, the husband and wife average 170 concerts a year. A recent tour of the U.K. and the Netherlands squeezed in 50 dates in two months.
Earle is the sister of country rock legend Steve Earle.
Few husband-wife musical duos provide audiences with the complete entertainment package that Earle and Stuart dish out in a live performance. Armed with clever acoustic guitar interplay, autobiographical songwriting, lovely harmonies, and humorous storytelling, the couple captivates your attention from the first moment they are on stage.
Based out of Tennessee, Earle and Stuart draw from blues, pop, country, rock, and more in their heartfelt music.
The duo own their own record label Gearle Records and have recorded eight CDs since they met in 1992.
They stopped pursuing a major label deal in Nashville in 1998 to target small intimate venue crowds in theaters, coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, and house concerts. This has become their home and they are a recognized fixture on the folk music trail they blaze.
Stacey & Mark are at St. Andrew’s Heritage Church, 22289 116 Avenue in Maple Ridge on Friday, Oct. 26. The show begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit rocamusic.ca/house-concerts.