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CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada ran a contest in a search of “Canada’s next great hockey song” and the winner is “A Game Going ON” written by David Francey and Dave Gunning. Dave’s wonderful recording of the song can be heard at CBC.ca
“The original idea for this song came from David Francey and he asked me to co-write it with him,” Gunning wrote. “Last year during the NHL lockout we finished the song. I was certainly frustrated along with so many other hockey fans and felt it was good timing to release a song that encapsulated the old fashioned love of the game, the real reason why so many of us play hockey either professionally or for fun.”
Thank you Galaxie! and Ashley Condon’s “This Great Compromise” also on the Laker Music label took the 5th spot!
“Top 50 most played Canadian albums airing on Galaxie Folk-Roots in 2013 Galaxie’s Folk-Roots (Canada) channel broadcasts uninterrupted 24/7 and is available from virtually all digital cable providers throughout Canada (over 9 million homes).”
Rank — Artist — Album Title — Label
1 — David Francey — So Say We All — Laker Music
2 — Pharis & Jason Romero — Long Gone Out West Blues — Lula Records
3 — Jadea Kelly — Clover — Divergent/True North
4 — Ruth Moody — These Wilder Things — Red House
5 — Keith Glass — Bad Dog — keithglassmusic.com
6 — Lynn Miles — Downpour — Lynn Miles Music
7 — Ashley Condon — This Great Compromise — Laker Music
The critics have spoken and David’s album “So Say We All” got top pick!
“David Francey’s latest album So Say We All has earned him an unprecedented fourth Penguin Eggs critics annual Album of the Year Award. His last came in 2004 with The Waking Hour. “
“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
“From the scenic hamlet of McDonalds Corners, Ontario, multiple Juno award-winning artist David Francey also received nominations for his album So Say We All released via Laker Music. The former carpenter turned much-lauded songwriter picks up nominations for Contemporary Album of the Year, English Songwriter of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year and Producer of the Year.” (CFMA)
to read more go to Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominees
Go Jane Go, the self-titled release from the group made up of Kieran Kane, David Francey and Lucas Kane, is now available on CD or as a download from CD Baby! Recorded in the living room of an Australian farmhouse, the CD is a natural, organic blend of the three musicians’ talents. The resulting sound lets you feel like you are sitting around the coffee table with them at a living room jam. Released on the heels of a successful Australian tour by the group, the album is a wonderful blend of three brilliant musicians’ work. The cover art is a portrait of the band by Kieran.
1. Somewhere Beyond the Roses, 2. When I’m Not Thinking About You, 3. Solitary Wave, 4. Go Jane Go, 5. Pretty Jackals, 6. Anybody’s Game, 7. My Blue Ridge Cabin Home, 8. I Live in Fear , 9. I’m Going Home, 10. Wonder, 11. Tell Me Mama, 12. Blue Heart of Texas, 13. Moon Over Melbourne.
Go Jane Go is on Dead Reckoning Records