“Much-lauded carpenter-turned-singer David Francey, known for his poetic lyrics won English Songwriter of the Year for his record So Say We All. ” CFMA
On Sunday, November 10th David was honoured at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards. He is thrilled to be chosen by his peers for this award. Go To the CFMA website for more on the event
David, accompanied by Mark Westberg, will play live on CBC’s Q tomorrow, starting at 10 AM
For more info go to http://www.cbc.ca/q/2013/05/10 Click “Listen” on the top right hand side to catch the show.
JUNO Songwriting Circle – Sunday, April 1, 2012
David will be part of this year’s JUNO Songwriter’s Circle at Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa. Participating Artists: Host Dan Mangan will be joined on stage by fellow 2012 JUNO Award nominees David Francey, Lindi Ortega, Max Kerman (Arkells) and Terri Clark. More artists to be announced!
JUNO Cup – Friday, March 30, 2012 – 7:30pm
David makes a save
Once again David will share the ice with NHL greats and great Canadian musicians when they face off for the JUNO Cup at the Steve Yzerman Arena, Nepean Sportsplex David will play goal for the NHL team (which will include Claude Lemieux and Russ Courtnall to name a few!
Tony Girardin’s documentary about David Francey, Burning Bright, is nominated for the 2012 JUNO Award for Music DVD of the Year! Tony’s film will be shown as part of The JUNOS at TIFF: Celebrating Canadian Music on Film, a showcase of the creative connections between music and film. We are looking forward to sharing a table with Tony at the awards gala. Well done Tony!
Construction worker didn’t make his folk singing debut until age 45. Now he has three Junos, two international songwriting awards, and a presence on Hockey Day in Canada
Three-time Juno Award-winner David Francey has just added a fifth Juno nomination to his list of accomplishments.
At this morning’s press conference, Francey received a nod for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for his 2011 release, Late Edition.
The nomination comes at a time when Francey’s extraordinary songwriting talent and his equally extraordinary story are being discovered for the first time by many beyond the folk and roots milieu.
Last year, the Documentary Channel began broadcasting Burning Bright, a film that chronicles Francey’s journey as a Scottish émigré and lifelong manual labourer who rocketed to the top of the global roots scene after making a reluctant debut at the age of 45.
He didn’t even play an instrument at the time. For years, Francey had been writing poetry and setting it to music in his head while he worked. But his devotion to the working class life kept him from contemplating a career in music. He famously only quit his construction job after winning his first Juno in 2001. Since releasing his debut album 13 years ago, he’s won three of the trophies. He’s also seen his music featured in CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada broadcasts, and he’s established himself as a regular on the world’s A-list festival circuit. He’s had songs covered by the Del McCoury Band and the Rankins, and he’s won two international songwriting competitions.
In recent years, there have been more breakthroughs. First, Francey was discovered by the godfather of Americana music, Kieran Kane, who produced his Juno-winning album, The Waking Hour. Kane reunited with Francey last year to produce Late Edition. Most recently, Francey has begun co-writing with Canadian indie rockers, the Trews.
Francey is currently touring the U.S, and he’ll begin work on a new album in the spring. This fall, he returns to the United Kingdom for a month-long tour.
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