A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 45 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skilfully blends the many genres of performing and communication.
His diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 children’s albums; countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America.
More than the music, the two-time Juno winner’s body of work is about energy and emotional connection. The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and more than 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million viewers. Always building on a common theme rooted in integrity and a “belief in what I can do” he has created a lasting impact that crosses the generations and continues to grow.
From the small screen to the live stage and from writing songs to composing scores, this seasoned performer’s ability to blend his considerable talents has garnered critical acclaim and a host of awards. Like the precious ingredients in your favourite feel good soup, his combination of warmth, ease, enthusiasm and grace bring nourishment too often lacking in these turbulent times.
“Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.” — Fred Penner