Bringing the Music Home to present: David Francey

Bringing the Music Home, an affiliated committee of the Acme Community Center. will present three-time Juno Award winning Canadian Folk Singer/Songwriter, David Francey on Saturday, November 27, 2010.
Married, with children, David resides in Elphin, Ontario, having come to Canada from Scotland when he was 12 years old. His initial career paths may have been rail worker, carpentry, ore carrier shipmate or a Yukon bush wrangler, but in 1999 he released his debut album "Torn Screen Door", which was quickly followed by more albums. In six years he has garnered four Juno nominations and won three of them. His first Juno award came with his second album release in 2001: "Far End of Summer". He took home this same award for Best Roots and Traditional Album - Solo in 2004 with his third album "Skating Rink", released in 2003. David received another nomination in 2005 for "The Waking Hour", and then was a Juno winner again in 2008 (Best Roots and Traditional Album - solo) with "Right of Passage", which is considered by some as his finest work to date. It was nominated for three awards: Best Album - contemporary, Best Singer, and Best Songwriter.
In 2009 he released "Seaway", a collaboration with Mike Ford (former member of Moxy Fruvous), inspired by their voyage on the St. Lawrence Seaway aboard the M. V. Algoville. Other albums include "The First Set" and "Carols for Christmas Eve". Another award highlight would be a prestigious Folk Music Award from the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Producers of Canada (SOCAN) for best singer of the year (the member whose current repertoire of creative works achieved the highest number of performances in radio, pay audio and concerts in 2007). In 2007 he also won "The Golden Quill" a USA award for songwriting and was voted one of the top 100 folk artists of the past 25 years by WUMB of Boston.
His exceptional songwriting skills can touch on the political at times, as in 'Wishing Well', about the execution of Timothy McVeigh for the post 911 era, or there is his 'New Jerusalem' inspired by news in the middle east. On the lighter side is 'Stone Town', a portrait of Quebec City in the rain. David is known for a straight forward, honest approach with songs about real people and real places. With this body of work there will be something here for everyone to enjoy.
Craig Werth, who is described as an exceptional multi-instrumentalist and singer, will be accompaniment for David.
Plan to attend the concert at Acme Community Center November 27. You can phone 403-546-4272 for tickets or further information.
Bringing the Music Home will also be presenting Connie Kaldor on January 28, 2011 and they are confirming the scheduling for John Wort Hannam for April 8, 2011.