by Barbara Manning Grimm
Comedian Lorne Elliott has timed his Oct. 14 concert stop in Summerland to coincide with the grape and apple harvests.
In fact, his wife and manager Françoise Doliveux arranges all of their tours around harvests, also hitting the hazelnuts in Hope on this trip.
“She’s from France so she likes food,” he said.
Elliott, who lives in Quebec, said in a phone interview he is looking forward to the Summerland visit.
“I’m grateful to the Okanagan Valley and Summerland for their support over the years.”
He promises new material for his Summerland audience. While he draws upon an accumulated bank of material, his wife takes notes from the back of the hall to keep track of what he has used in front of his audiences.
He says he is performing better than ever. “I’m feeling at the top of my form. I am at the point where I am writing stuff in front of my audience.”
His shows feature folk music. He started his career in 1974 as a folksinger, performing music from the unbroken Newfoundland tradition rather than re-discovered folk music.
Canadian-born Elliott is a humourist, folksinger and playwright who has performed throughout Canada, the United States and Australia. He will appear in a one-man concert at Centre Stage Theatre Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Martin’s Flowers (250-494-5432) and The Dragon’s Den (250-492-3011).