Trace Bundy performs this Saturday, March 3at Fort Langley’s Chief Sepass Theatre. (Special to the Langley Advance)

VIDEO: ‘Acoustic Ninja’ show in Langley brings help to Ugandans

A concert Saturday night at the Chief Sepass Theatre raises spirits and money.

An internationally renowned guitarist is performing in Langley this weekend, hoping to draw awareness and support for Ugandans.

Trace Bundy, dubbed by fans as the “Acoustic Ninja,” is bringing a one-man act to Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Bundy’s career has brought him across the world, with sold-out concerts in 28 countries – from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala.

He has independently sold more than 99,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music. His video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with more than 35 million YouTube views to date.

Before deciding to pursue a career in full time music, Bundy was an engineering professor at the University of Colorado.

In fact, Bundy will often incorporate a teaching aspect during his concerts, in an effort to make a unique experience for the audience.

“The show that I put on, I am always teaching during the show, explaining what I’m doing. I’m telling stories with some humour built in, too. We’re all having a really fun time,” Bundy said.

“People who thought they never would enjoy a guitar concert leave and they say ‘Man! That was one of the coolest concerts I’ve been to!’ I hear that a lot, which is so humbling to me,” he added.

Bundy has shared the stage with artists such as Belinda Carlisle, Olivia Newton-John, Neko Case, Judy Collins, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, and David Knopfler.

Despite his fame and success, Bundy remains humble through it all.

“For me music has been a gift and I never hold onto it too tightly. I want to play the best music I can and I want to write the best music I’m capable of writing but if I get to the end of my life and I’m known as someone who loved well and loved deeply, that’s worth a lot more to me.”

The concert is more than just a chance to hear this musician perform, it’s a chance to raise awareness about DuncanAfrica Society, a Lower Mainland charity with the mission of alleviating poverty in Africa by creating what organizers call “exquisite” guitars by hand in a Uganda trade school.

Tickets are $25 to $35. Tickets and more show details are available online at Frontofthelineproductions.com or by at 604-788-3164.

Trace Bundy – Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) – Fingerstyle Guitar & Violin.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley realtor builds holiday party for kids

Realtor Matthew Rufh hosted a gingerbread house-building party for the Langley Boys and Girls Club.

Giants defenceman Byram headed to NHL prospects game

The young player is following in the footsteps of former Giant Ty Ronning.

Langley Rams receiver inks with BC Lions

Jevon Cottoy joined the Rams this season and now has a multi-year contract with the Lions.

UPDATE: Heavy rainfall, strong winds in forecast for Lower Mainland

Heavy rains, snow expected till Friday morning

McGregor Says: Shopping husbands will survive

Columnist Jim McGregor offers a little advise to those husbands required to go Christmas shopping.

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

Christmas fun at Aldergrove Library: VIDEO & PHOTOS

Youngsters enjoyed decorating a Christmas tree with their homemade craft decorations

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Kodiaks avenge themselves against Pilots: ACTION PHOTOS

Aldergrove and Abbotsford Junior B hockey teams tie game at 5-5

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

Most Read