The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation has awarded its Wendell Boyle Performance Award for 2022 to Steve Somers for his recent album Songs about Saint George’s. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in a performance medium, including music or theatre, that highlight or interpret the culture and history of PEI.
Steve was born and raised in St. George’s, a small community in the Town of Three Rivers. As a musician, he was inspired to merge his love of music with his love of PEI, and especially St. George’s.
Songs about St. George’s builds on the many stories Steve listened to while working in the woods with his dad, visiting the local bootlegger, or just spending time with family and friends. With a flair for storytelling, and a good deal of homesickness for PEI, Steve applied his songwriting skills to the stories and created the award winning album.
Now based in Vancouver, BC, Steve will be on the Island to accept the award and will be performing songs from the alblum at Copper Bottom in Montague on March 5, from 3–5 pm for the opening event of Cloggeroo’s Vibrations and Libations series.