PICTOU – Dave Gunning will close the deCoste Centre fall season with his Christmas show, Home for Christmas, this Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.
The Pictou County born and bred singer-songwriter has built up from humble beginnings to a point where his name is regularly included in conversation with artists such as David Francey, James Keelaghan, Ron Hynes, Stan Rogers, Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot.
Gunning’s 10th album No More Pennies is considered his finest collection of songs to date. The record celebrates the journey and pays tribute to the trials and tribulations, the highs and lows and the goodness at the heart of people.
The lead signature track, These Hands, co-written with George Canyon is a ‘call to action’ style song reminiscent of classic Pete Seeger. Dave and his song, These Hands were awarded Song of the Year at the 2013 East Coast Music Awards and picked up nominations for Folk Recording and Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year.
Dave’s holiday album, “Christmas Too” (released November 2011) follows on the heels of his 2006 seasonal release, fittingly titled, “Dave Gunning Christmas” which produced the holiday hit, ‘Daddy’s Beer’ (co-written with Jamie Robinson). “Christmas Too” features a festive celebration of original and classic holiday favourites that will engage listeners in a musical tribute to Christmas past and present.
A seasoned performer and entertainer, Dave has toured extensively both solo and with his band, performing to sold-out venues, festivals, house concerts and theatres throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Denmark and in Afghanistan entertaining the troops. Tickets for Dave Gunning, Home for Christmas are on sale at the deCoste box office and will also be available at the door. Call 1-800-353-5338 or 485-8848. www.decostecentre.ca