Barrie musician, Eric Kidd’s first paying gig was at the age of 15. Incidentally, around that same time, his duo “Kidd and Wall” auditioned for the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival, but faced rejection… a young lady with an accordion beat them for the final spot.
At 19, he took that act on the road, playing the circuit; everywhere from ‘rough and tumble beverage rooms’ to Holiday Inns. Kidd continues to play music in venues ranging from concert halls to seniors’ home as well as many local pubs including the Bull & Barrel, O’Hara’s and Malone’s. In addition to working solo, he is part of “Classic Lightfoot Live” and “The Kidd Gets Even”.He plays an eclectic mix of music, from covers to originals, country, folk and rock to whatever seems appropriate. He is sure to get you tapping your feet, clapping your hands and singing along.
Catch him on our main stage at 11:00 a.m. on festival day, Saturday, April 28th. For more information on Eric, check out his Facebook page.