Wilkinson treated the Victoria Jubilee Hall audience to songs that told a story | Biden News


Walkerton – Mention Canadian country music royalty and the name, Wilkinson, is sure to come up.

Those lucky enough to see them in concert at the Victoria Jubilee Hall on October 22 found out why.

The Wilkinsons are a family band formed in 1997, consisting of father Steve Wilkinson and his children Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson.

Trenton, Ont. Hailing from, the trio are as proud of their hard-working country roots as they are of their music.

The best country songs tell a story, and that’s certainly true of their early careers. The mildly nostalgic “26 Cents” – “a dime for your thoughts and a quarter for your calls” tells the story of leaving family behind to follow your dreams, something the Wilkinsons did when they left for Nashville. They shared both songs and stories with the appreciative VJH crowd.

Saturday night wasn’t the only song the trio performed that had the audience mouth-watering — “Jimmy’s Got a Girlfriend” and “Boy Oh Boy” were others everyone knew. There were plenty of Wilkinsons fans in the audience.

Top country hits performed with professional polish and confidence, combined with down-home family chat-talks and stories, proved to be a winning combination that left the audience craving for more. Multiple people commented that they haven’t heard from Wilkinson in a while but plan to change that.

The band has been honored with nine Canadian Country Music Awards, one Juno and two Grammy nominations. The band was also the subject of a fictional “reality” television show on CMT Canada; The show was nominated for Country Music Program or Special of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.

In addition to success as a trio, Amanda had a successful solo career. Tyler started the alternative rock band Motion Picture Ending, and he and Tyler rose to fame as a duo, the Small Town Pistols.

Upcoming shows at VJH are Sunday, November 6, 2 pm (series performance) and Neil Diamond Tribute: Forever in Blue Jeans Sunday, December 4, 3 pm (individual performance) at Wingfield’s Folly.

For information contact the Victoria Jubilee Hall office at 519-881-2826 or vjh@wightman.ca.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Enterprise Reporter, Walkerton Herald Times


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