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David Newland – CD Release
February 16, 2012 @ 8:30 pm$18 – $20
Guests will include Jory Nash, Jason Fowler, Rosemary Phelan, Jason LaPrade, Gregg Lawless,
Steve Briggs, The McFlies and member of the Corktown Ukulele Jam
Songwriter, story-teller and stage host extraordinaire David Newland has a new CD at last – his first studio recording – and it was worth the wait!
Following the live recordings Evergreen and Roll Away, the new album Give It A Whirl, with its rootsy, radio-ready sound, is a significant departure for David. Produced by two-time Juno nominee Gregg Lawless, the CD features a who’s who of great talent including John Sheard, George Koller, Dala, Kirsten Jones, and members of Quartette, The Good Lovelies and The Bebop Cowboys.
Widely appreciated as a stage host, David has been the MC for numerous prestigious folk festivals and is the host of the Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert The Way We Feel, now in its tenth year at Hugh’s Room, January 19-22.
The force behind The McFlies, co-founder of the Corktown Ukulele Jam and the Editor-in-Chief of Roots Music Canada, David is a passionate contributor to the Canadian music scene. His own reputation as a songwriter has been quietly growing behind the scenes with placements on television, radio and in the stage repertoire of his fellow musicians.
David’s CD release was originally scheduled for Hugh’s Room on January 26, but David gave up that date to host “Raise the Roof and Raise the Rent for Andy Frank,” a benefit for his friend and partner, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Photograph of David Newland by Margaret Mulligan