With a career spanning 20 years and 11 albums, folk-roots based singer- songwriter Dave Gunning has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination and eight East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards for his well-crafted work. Dave’s new album, Lift, offers an honest acoustic sound that proves to be the perfect vehicle for his neatly-crafted and poetic material and gently expressive vocals. Recently, Lift was named the top Canadian and international album and his song ‘Sing It Louder’ (co-written with Sally Spring) was the #1 most played Canadian and international song on the US folk radio dj charts (in May 2016).
Dave is truly a masterful storyteller known for distilling the essence of a nation into iconic and anthemic folk songs, traversing territory as diverse as hockey, hardships, love, the pulp mill and grass roots activism with the kind of personal touch that has put him in the company of such lauded Canadian luminaries as David Francey, James Keelaghan, Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot. A genuinely engaging performer and world-class songwriter, Dave has the magnetic gift of captivating audiences by painting pictures through his heartfelt stories, humorous lyrics and stunning musical arrangements.