Terri Clark performs during her Back to My Roots Solo Acoustic Tour at the Port Theatre Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 7:30 p.m.

Terri Clark performs during her Back to My Roots Solo Acoustic Tour at the Port Theatre Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 7:30 p.m.

Terri Clark serenades fans during solo acoustic tour

Country artist Terri Clark performs at Nanaimo's Port Theatre Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 7:30 p.m.

Country crooner Terri Clark is stripping down her songs and baring her emotions and moments from her life during her Back to My Roots tour.

“There is a lot of storytelling and a lot of emotions of where the songs come from. It’s really like a journey,” said Clark. “It really peels back the curtain and takes a layer off the onion.”

Clark will share stories from touring on the road and song lyrics and more personal struggles she’s faced such as her divorce from her first husband and losing her mother.

“It’s really special and I have no plans to do anything like this again in Canada,” said Clark. “This is a one-time event.”

Clark said fans can expect some self-deprecating humour during the show.

“I am not afraid to laugh at myself,” she said.

Clark performs in Nanaimo on Wednesday (Nov. 9) and in Duncan on Nov. 10.

The shows are acoustic concerts. Clark said it allows fans to hear the songs like they were in their “infancy” before they were recorded.

It also features a Q-and-A, which allows fans to ask questions they might be curious about in regards to Clark, her music or her life on the road. She’s gotten some unique questions, including a few marriage proposals.

“I’ve had a lot of little girls asking her I started playing guitar,” said Clark. “It’s really cool to see them being so inquisitive about it.”

She has sold more than four million albums worldwide and is a three-time Juno Award winner and an eight-time Canadian Country Music Award recipient of the Entertainer of the Year Award.

Her career has spanned more than two decades.

“I feel like I have definitely evolved so much, being more comfortable in my skin … not being so concerned about what people are thinking of you allows you to be more vulnerable and honest,” said Clark. “I feel like I am a more dynamic artist. I wish I was what I am now 20 years ago.”

Clark performs at the Port Theatre, presented by GeeDan Productions, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45-60, available in advance by calling 250-754-8550 or www.porttheatre.com.

For more information please go to www.terriclark.com.

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