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Susan Jacks set to perform in White Rock

Singer Susan Jacks will make a rare return to the stage Aug. 22-23 at Blue Frog Studios. - Contributed photo
Singer Susan Jacks will make a rare return to the stage Aug. 22-23 at Blue Frog Studios.
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Susan Jacks, fondly remembered as a Canadian music icon of the 1960s and `70s, will make a rare return to the stage, Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23 (8 p.m. both nights) at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Rd.

The former Poppy Family singer and solo artist (Which Way You Goin', Billy?, Good Friends, I Thought of You Again) will be accompanied by an all-star band, including David Sinclair (lead guitar), Zak Sinclair (rhythm guitar), Bill Sample (keyboards), Brian Newcombe (bass), Shawn Soucy (drums) and Mary Saxton (background vocals).

A resident of Nashville for many years, Jacks recently returned to performing after limiting appearances following a diagnosis of kidney failure in 2004. Recipient of a transplant in 2010 (with brother Billy as donor) Jacks has also resumed recording, and her rare 1970s album 'Dream' is due for re-release on CD in September.

Born Susan Pesklevits, she first came to fame at age 15 as a regular on the CBC national TV show Music Hop. At 18 she first teamed with rhythm guitarist Terry Jacks, which led to the forming of the Poppy Family.

Tickets are available at www.bluefrogstudios.ca or 604-542-3055.

 

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