North Facing Folk

Verdon Vaillancourt

musician / designer / tinkerer


My name is Verdon. I am a musician living in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. I also stay busy with lots other things, including designing and developing web solutions.

Musically, I play a broad selection of folk and acoustic classic tunes of all genres. I play pubs and private parties, dining rooms and patios, weddings and other special occasions. I've also been playing drums most of my life and have played in many area bands. I have been known to do a little busking too, and really enjoy a Saturday morning at the farmer's market :-)

If you're looking for some music for your event, or an experienced percussionist to fill in for a night, please contact me at

My song list constantly evolves, as I always have a couple new ones on the go, and occasionally I retire something. I'll try to update this online list from time to time.

500 Miles Proclaimers
6th Avenue Heartache Wallflowers
Alison Elvis Costello
All My Loving Beatles
All Shook Up Elvis Presley
Alone Again Or Calexico
Amanda Waylon Jennings
Amazing Grace Traditional
American Pie Don McLean
And I Love Her Beatles
Angie Rolling Stones
Annie's Song John Denver
Baby Can I Hold You By Tracy Chapman
Bad moon rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Timing Blue Rodeo
Bad, Bad, Leeroy Brown Jim Croce
Ballad of Crowfoot Willie Dunn
The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle Sam Bush
Barretts Privateers Stan Rogers
Before The Morning Sun Dave Gunning
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Birches Bill Morrissey
Bitter Green Gordon Lightfoot
Black Day in July Gordon Lightfoot
Black Velvet Band Misc. Traditional Irish
Blowin' in the wind Bob Dylan
Blue Umbrella John Prine
Bluenose Stan Rogers
Breakfast in Hell Slaid Cleaves
Breathe 2 Am Anna Nalick
Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon
Bring Me To Life Evanessance
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Bud The Spud Tom Connors
Build Me Up Buttercup Temptations
Bye Bye Love Everly Brothers
Canadian Railroad Trilogy Gordon Lightfoot
Cant Buy Me Love Paul McCartney
The Cape Guy Clark
Carefree Highway Gordon Lightfoot
Carrick Fergus Traditional
Carrie Lee Oh Susanna
Cold Missouri Waters James Keelaghan
Come Together Beatles
Copperline James Taylor
Cotton Jenny Gordon Lightfoot
Country Roads John Denver
Daddys Beer Dave Gunning
Dance Dance Dance Steve Miller
Daniel Elton John
Deck The Halls Traditional
The Devil's Paintbrush Road Annabelle Chvostek
Dont Be Cruel Elvis Presley
Dont Think Twice Its Alright Bob Dylan
Down By The Henry Moore Murray McLaughlin
Down By The River Neil Young
Down On the Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival
Drift Away Dobie Gray
Drunken Sailor Traditional
Dry Ron Hynes
Dust In The Wind Kansas
Early Mornin' Rain Gordon Lightfoot
East Bound And Down Road Hammers
Edgar, The Party Man John Gorka
Eight Days A Week The Beatles
El Paso Mart Robbins
Eleanor Rigby Beatles
Everybody's Talkin' Fred Neil
Farewell To Nova Scotia Traditional
The Farmer's Song Murray McLaughlin
Feel Like Making Love Bad Company
The Field Behind the Plow Stan Rogers
Fire and Rain James Taylor
The First Noel Traditional
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
Fly Away Home Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Flying Free Jenna Lynn
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
For What Its Worth Buffalo Springfield
Forty-Five Years Stan Rogers
Four Strong Winds Ian Tyson
Fox On The Run Barenaked Ladies
Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks
From Me To You Beatles
Frosty The Snowman Traditional
Gentle On My Mind John Hartford
Get Together Jesse Colin Young
Ghost In This House Alison Krauss
Girl Beatles
The Girl From Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim, words by Vinicius de Moraes
Give A Little Bit Supertramp
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Traditional
Green, Green Grass of Home Johnny Cash
Greensleeves Traditional
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Happy Christmas War Is Over John Lennon
Happy Together The Turtles
Hark the Herald Angels Sing Traditional
Hava Nagila Traditional
Have You Ever Seen The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Heart of Gold Neil Young
Hello Lionel Ritchie
Help Me Make It Through The Night Kris Kristofferson
Help! The Beatles
Helpless Neil Young
Here Comes Santa Claus Traditional
Hey Good Looking Hank Williams
Hey Jude Beatles
Hey There Delilah Plain White T's
Hide Your Love Away Beatles
The Hockey Song Tom Connors
Holiday Bee Gees
Homeward Bound Paul Simon
A Horse With No Name America
Hotel California Felder, Henley & Frey
House Of The Rising Sun Animals
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Bee Gees
I Don't Know How To Love Him J.C. Superstar
I Know Your Out There Moody Blues
I Walk The Line Johnny Cash
I'll Be Your Lover Too Van Morrison
I'll follow the sun Beatles
I'm A Believer Monkees
I'm Looking Through You Beatles
I'm So Excited Pointer Sisters
I've Just Seen a Face The Beatles
Ice Cream Sarah McLachlan
If I Were A Carpenter Tim Hardin
If you could read my mind Gordon Lightfoot
Imagine John Lennon
In My Life Beatles
In The Ghetto Elvis Presley
Indiana Wants Me R. Dean Taylor
Into the Great Wide Open Tom Petty
Into The Mystic Van Morrison
Is She Really Going Out With Him Joe Jackson
It Aint Me Babe Johnny Cash
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Traditional
It's only love Beatles
Jacobs Dream Julie Lee and John Pennell
Jingle Bells Traditional
June Hymn The Decemberists
Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
King Of The Road Roger Miller
Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary
Let It Rain Amanda Marshall
Let It Ride Bachman Turner Overdrive
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Sammy Cahn
Let me roll it Paul McCartney
Lets Get Lost Amanda Marshall
The Letter Box Tops
Liberty Town Bob Barraclough
Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
Little Drummer Boy Traditional
Little One Verdon Vaillancourt
Loch Lomond Traditional Scottish
The Long And Winding Road Beatles
Looking In The Eyes Of Love Alison Krauss
Looking Out My Backdoor Creedence Clearwater Revival
Losing My Religion R.E.M
Love Hurts Nazareth
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Lovers In A Dangerous Time Bruce Cockburn
Lyin Eyes Eagles
Making Plans For Nigel Nouvelle Vague
Man of Constant Sorrow Traditional
Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett
Marie Townes Van Zandt
The Mary Ellen Carter Stan Rogers
Me And Bobby Mcgee Kris Kristofferson
Momma Tried Merle Haggard
Moon River Henry Mancini
Moondance Van Morrison
Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich
Mr Jones Counting Crows
Mr Tambourine Man Bob Dylan
Mrs Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
Mull Of Kintyre Paul McCartney
Mustang Sally Bonny Rice
My Way Frank Sinatra
Never Ending Love Clarence White
The Night Pat Murphy Died Great Big Sea
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Band
Nights In White Satin Moody Blues
No Matter What Badfinger
Northwest Passage Stan Rogers
Norwegian Wood Beatles
Nothing Compares To You Sinead O'Connor
Numb Holly McNarland
O holy night Traditional
Oh Canada Traditional
Oh Darling Beatles
Old Man Neil Young
One U2
One Tin Soldier Original Cast
Operator Jim Croce
Painted Black Rolling Stones
Paradise John Prine
Peaceful Easy Feeling The Eagles
Please Don't Bury Me John Prine
Powderfinger Neil Young
Puff the magic dragon Peter, Paul and Mary
Put Your Hand in The Hand Gene MacLellan
Rainy Day People Gordon Lightfoot
Raise Hell Brandi Carlisle
Redemption Song Bob Marley
Rikki Dont Lose That Number Steely Dan
Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
River Joni Mitchell
River Blue Oh Susanna
River Take Me Darrel Scott
Rock and Roll Song Valdi
Rockin' in the Free World Neil Young
Rose Garden Loretta Lynn
Ruby Kenny Rogers
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Traditional
Runaway Del Shannon/M. Crook
Salt Water Joys Buddy Wasisname
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Traditional
Scotland the Brave Cliff Hanley
Seasons Verdon Vaillancourt
She Loved Roses J.P. Cormier
She Loves You The Beatles
Silent Night Traditional
Silver Bells Traditional
Sittin' on the dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Skating Rink David Francey
Skye Boat Song Tradittional
Small Town John Mellencamp
Snowbird Gene McLellan
Someday Soon Ian Tyson
Something Beatles
Sometimes When We Touch Dan Hill
Sonny's Dream Ron Hynes
The Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
Southern Man Neil Young
Spancil Hill Christy Moore
Squeezebox Who
Star of the County Down Traditional Irish
Still Great Lake Swimmers
Stoned Blackie And The Rodeo Kings
Storms Never Last Waylon Jennings
Streets Of Laredo Marty Robbins
Sudbury Saturday Night Tom Connors
Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts
Summer Side of Life Gordon Lightfoot
Sundown Gordon Lightfoot
Sunshine Jonathan Edwards
Sunshine On My Shoulders John Denver
Superstar The Carpenters
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Suzanne Leonard Cohen
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Teach Your Children Graham Nash
These eyes Guess Who
This Masquerade George Benson
Those Were The Days Gene Raskin
Three Generations Hawksley Workman
Till I Am Myself Again Blue Rodeo
Tillsonburg Stompin Tom Connors
Time In A Bottle Jim Croce
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Turn The Page Bob Seger
Twelve Days Of Christmas Traditional
Unicorn Irish Rovers
Vincent Don McLean
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show
Waiting on an Angel Ben Harper
Wake Me Up When September Ends Green day
Warm Hands Angie Nussey
We Can Work It Out The Beatles
We Three Kings Traditional
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Traditional
Weak In The Knees Serena Ryder
The Weight Band
A Well Respected Man Kinks
What Child Is This Traditional
While My Guitar Gently Weeps George Harrison
Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley
Whisky In The Jar Traditional Irish
White Christmas Bing Cosby
Who'll Stop The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wild Horses Rolling Stones
Wild World Cat Stevens
Wilder Than Her Fred Eaglesmith
With a Little Help From My Friends Beatles
A Woman Like You Johnny Reid
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Woodstock Joni Mitchell
Words Bee Gees
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot
You and Me Sara Watkins
You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive Darrell Scott
Your Mama Dont Dance Loggins & Messina
Your Rocky Spine Great Lake Swimmers
Your Wildest Dreams Moody Blues