"I remember back when I was young, on one Christmas Eve …”
Dave’s holiday release fittingly titled, Dave Gunning Christmas is a sincere and heartfelt tribute to the musical standards of Christmas past and present. This festive celebration features original and traditional holiday favorites that are sure to make your playlist brighter this season.
The popular song, “Daddy’s Beer” (co-written with Jamie Robinson) is a signature Christmas classic that has become a hit with audiences around the world. There are old-time arrangements like “Silent Night” (featuring good friend, George Canyon), “Silver Bells”, “O Holy Night”, “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear”, “Christmas Bells”, “What Child Is This”, and a stirring rendition of “Mary’s Boy Child”. Brimming with original tunes like “Christmas Blanket”, “Do You Feel What I Feel”, and the classic “Daddy’s Beer” will surely get you in the Christmas spirit to enjoy this special time of the year.
With a career spanning two decades and 13 albums, Dave Gunning is one of Canada’s folk music treasures - a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination and nine East Coast Music Awards for his well-crafted work. Dave has gained a reputation for being a great... more
Dave Gunning: vocals, harmony, acoustic guitar, stand-up and electric bass
Kris MacFarlane: drums
Cathy Porter: accordion and all kinds of interesting percussion parts throughout
Joe Butcher: harmony vocals throughout the record and bass guitar on Daddy's Beer
Jamie Robinson: electric /acoustic guitar, lap steel, harmony, piano, mandolin.
Chip Hart: drums on Daddy's Beer
Monte Good: pedal steel on Daddy's Beer
Thanks to brother George for singing on Silent Night
Recorded and mixed by Jamie & Dave at Wee House of Music Co.
Mastered at DC Productions by Don Chapman. Daddy's Beer recorded live at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorum in Halifax by Dave Corkum, Sound Systems Plus and Miles Gallagher, Fortress Studios