“My Stonebridge Guitars are the first Guitars I’ve ever owned that I will never part with. I can’t say enough about them.”
– Dave Gunning
There are stories that wash over you like a tide, and then there are stories that grab you by the heart. Dave Gunning has made a point of finding the latter and wrapping them up in song since he broke upon the East Coast music scene in Canada back in 1997. The Pictou County, Nova Scotia born and bred singer-songwriter and working class hero 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. Writing from a sonic menu that includes flavors of Irish, Scottish, French Acadian, folk and country musical styles, Dave transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul.
Dave is celebrating another milestone with the release of his new recording project, “No More Pennies” (September 2012) marking another chapter for one of Canada’s finest songwriters. “No More Pennies”, features 12 original songs penned by Gunning and includes co-writes with George Canyon, Dave Francey, Bruce Guthro, Lennie Gallant, Jamie Robinson, Jim Dorie and Scottish songstress Karine Polwart.
“The album’s signature track, “These Hands” was co-written with George Canyon and is a Pete Seeger style, call to action song, which has been magic to sing every night. The song is starting to take on a life of its own and is the first single and video. I’m really looking forward to getting out and touring in support of this new record.”