The Sound Cafe
Dave Gunning Releases 'Fisher Of These Waters' Ahead Of Forthcoming 12th Studio Album
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Dave Gunning, one of Canada’s favourite folk musicians and wordsmiths shares “Fisher of These Waters”, the first single from his forthcoming 12th studio album The Same Storm coming out on October 28, 2022.
“Fishing is at the top of the list for being the most dangerous occupation in the country.” shares Dave Gunning. “Here’s a song that celebrates the smaller ma and pa inshore fishers who not only fight to survive the natural elements but also the influences of large corporate interests from home and abroad. May they keep weathering the storms.” Dave is excited to get back on the road this fall to celebrate the release of the new album.
Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 25 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. Along with richly-deserved peer respect, Dave Gunning has earned a shelf full of music industry honours. That tally currently stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category for his album … a tribute to John Allan Cameron, a compelling homage to another of Dave’s Maritime musical heroes.
His songwriting skill has also been internationally recognized, with tunes scoring victories and high placings in major international songwriting competitions. As a fervent hockey fan, Dave was also thrilled to win the CBC’s hotly-contested Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest in 2014 with “A Game Goin’ On”, a co-write with David Francey. Gunning has also remained in demand as a producer working with many artists.