Dave Gunning of Pictou, N.S. is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner who has built a solid reputation as a thoughtful songwriter, often compared to Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Stan Rogers, James Taylor and Lyle Lovett. Drawing from a sonic menu that includes flavours of Irish, Scottish, Acadian, folk and country styles, Dave Gunning transcends genres with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul.
Dave Gunning has nine critically acclaimed albums to his credit. His latest award-winning recording project, … a tribute to John Allan Cameron, was recently honoured with a prestigious 2012 Juno Award nomination for Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Gunning was the winner of two 2011 ECMA Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards. He has been awarded six East Coast Music Awards since 2003. He was the winner of the Indie International Song Contest (for his song, Hard Workin’ Hands, co-written with Ron Hynes) and a finalist in the Great American Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Contest.
All the hardware and certificates aside, however, it is the personal connection that Gunning’s music engenders that is the greatest testament to his craft. “Dave Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing process as Lightfoot, Cockburn and Stan Rogers before him.” — Greg Quill, The Toronto Star
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