As part of the celebrations leading up to the 150th Anniversary of King’s United Church in July of 2019, well known Antigonish recording artist Tyrus Wallace will perform a concert at the church on Sunday, October 28th at 2 p.m.
“Wallace is blessed with a rich, baritone voice and a way with a song that immediately captures his audience’s attention and emotions,” explains church publicist Marjorie MacHattie.
In addition, he also plays a variety of instruments which include guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, drums, and the five-string banjo. Wallace started playing guitar and singing at a young age of eight, and he began his musical journey with his uncle Ambrose Wallace when he was 12 in a band called, The Country Swingsters. As he grew older, he played with a variety of bands.
From 1999 to 2013 he performed with a local group called Back Tracks.
“We discontinued due to band members work schedules which made it difficult to continue as a group,” Wallace explains. “I’ve since ventured on my own as a solo performer and regularly provide music for funerals, weddings, family functions, concerts, dances, various private functions as well as continuing to volunteer at the local nursing homes.”
Wallace is also a member of St. Mary’s Choir in Mary Vale, Antigonish County.
Wallace’s songwriting is mostly in the C/W genre, though in the last few years he has added Gospel as well. He released his first CD in 2012 entitled The Old Rugged Cross, which was very well received. locally.
King’s United Church is located on a hill above South River Lake in Loch Katrine, Antigonish County. Admission to Tyrus Wallace’s concert is $10 at the door. There will also be a silent auction and a canteen. Proceeds from this concert will go to the 150th Anniversary Planning Committee. The doors open at 1:30. For information, phone Marjorie at 902-783-2182.