November 5, 2016: Dave Gunning, with Chuck Hall Opening

dave_beach_2tall-fileminimizerDave Gunning has become a truly masterful songwriter, with his recording career now approaching a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category for his album, a tribute to John Allan Cameron, a compelling homage to another of Dave’s Maritime musical heroes.

His songwriting skill has also been internationally recognized, with earlier tunes scoring victories and high placings in some major international songwriting competitions. Dave accompanies his neatly-crafted and poetic material and gently expressive vocals  with acoustic guitar, upright bas, highstring guitar, and banjo.

chuck-hallChuck Hall has been a singer, writer, and song collector -performer for about 30 years on the North Shore of Boston, living on or near Cape Ann for most of that time. He is a talented chooser of words that put mini-movies into the listener’s head. “Hall is a Boston-area writer of quite graceful, direct songs about day-to-day life,” says Richard Meyer of All Music Guide