Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning – photo Naomi Henderson

Dave Gunning

Lyon’s Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Dave Gunning is a Canadian folksinger/songwriter and storyteller. His topics range from stories of characters he’s met along the way to call-to-action social justice songs and even the odd love song. With fourteen albums to his credit, there’s no denying Dave Gunning’s impressive body of work. Fortunately, he’s just getting started…

The Nova Scotian folk musician has shared the stage with legends like Ron Hynes, Rita MacNeil, Stuart McLean, and Stompin’ Tom Connors, and has been recognized in his own right as a master of his craft, both as an award-winning singer-songwriter and a captivating performer. Known for his abilities as a gracious storyteller, Gunning’s knack for connecting with audiences precedes the skills and experience he’s earned on the road—It is, for him, very much a way of life. 

Despite important messages in his songs, audiences should also be prepared to laugh at a Dave Gunning show. His banter is perfectly timed, self-effacing, and very, very funny. It’s this finely-tuned balance of sincerity and impeccable performance that makes him one of the country’s most engaging entertainers. 

2022 welcomed the release of Gunning’s latest recording, The Same Storm. Written and recorded mostly at home during the pandemic, celebrating moments big and small, lending a voice to the folks that need it most, and indulging in a bit of nostalgia on the way.