With a career spanning 20 years and 11 albums, folk-roots singer-songwriter Dave Gunning has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination and eight East Coast Music Awards for his well-crafted work. His album, Lift, offers an honest acoustic sound that proves to be the perfect vehicle for his neatly-crafted, poetic material and gently expressive vocals. 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.
“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” - The Guardian
Dave is 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 grassroots 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.
“Gunning’s songs give voice to the downtrodden and salute the pride and values of hard working people. Gunning has emerged over the last 15 years as one of the defining voices of East Coast songwriting, joining the forces of Stan Rogers and John Allan Cameron as chroniclers of life …” - Penguin Eggs
Dave Gunning performs at the Grace on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30pm. Tickets are now available online.