(August 2013) 14 tracks: Rain * Cheap Motel * Harm * Pandora's Box * Weather Vane * Satellite * American Blues * A Star Above * Long Long Road * Ordinary Man * Blue Skies * Blue Yonder * Bitterroot * So Say We All.
This album is a perfect acoustic showcase of David's songwriting talent.
A truly authentic folk singer, David's musical inspiration is drawn from life in general, stories of real people and real places.. his skillful lyrics communicate to us all.
He draws from his own experiences, and reflects on his own journey through a period of struggle.
David Francey was born in Scotland but moved to Canada with his family as a boy of twelve.
He worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites and the Yukon bush. He never imagined that he would at the age of 40, earn a living from his music.
Writing and recording his material has shaped the last fourteen years of his life, with great success.
He is a three-time Juno Award winner and won many prestigious Socan Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
Sleeve notes includes lyrics of the songs.
David Francey (vocals, harmony vocals), Mark Westberg (guitar, percussion, harmony vocals), Chris Coole (banjo, guitar, dobro), Darren McMullen (mandolin, bouzouki, mandola, piano), Tannis Slimmon (harmony vocals), Colin Francey (drums).
"The songs on this album seem to me to encompass what proved a very difficult year. From the heights of joy to the depths of grief, the lesson learned was to celebrate every day spent on this side of the soil and to keep marching no matter what comes our way. So say we all." David Francey.
"Songs that go straight to the heart and stay there." Sing Out Magazine.
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