Multi award-winning Dave Gunning is set to release his new recording project, “Lift” marking another milestone and chapter for one of Canada’s finest songwriters.
“Lift” features 13 original songs written by Dave and includes co-writes with a lineup of superb songwriters - Matt Andersen, Jim Dorie, Catherine MacLellan, Thom Swift, John Meir, Sally Spring, Ray Stewart and Jamie Robinson. Writing from a sonic menu that blends flavors of folk and roots based musical styles, Gunning transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul.
"This project came together very quickly and organically, with effort placed on maintaining an honest acoustic sound to reflect the live shows. I produced the recording myself with help and encouragement from JP Cormier, Thom Swift and Jamie Robinson. I hope that people will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the process of making it. Good, bad or otherwise, it's me." - Dave Gunning
With a long list of notable achievements, Dave has been recognized with two Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination and is the winner of eight East Coast Music Awards. A charismatic performer and world-class songwriter, Dave has the magnetic gift of captivating audiences by painting pictures through his heartfelt stories and compelling songwriting, humorous lyrics and stunning musical arrangements.
Dave has eleven critically acclaimed albums to his credit. His previous release “No More Pennies” was honored with the 2014 East Coast Music Award for Solo Recording of the Year and his song, “These Hands” (co-written with George Canyon) picked up two East Coast Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year, and was the First Place Winner in the Great American Song Contest. His hockey themed anthem, “A Game Goin’ On” (co-written with David Francey) was awarded the winner of the CBC Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest Competition. All of the hardware and certificates aside, however, it is the personal connection that Gunning’s music engenders that is the great testament to his craft. Watch out for Dave as he tours across Canada in support of his new release, “Lift”.