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David Essig - Nanaimo concert

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Unitarian Hall

595 Townsite Rd.

Nanaimo, BC

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Davis Essig is a Canadian country blues and folk icon with songs and stories fed from decades on the road. Don't miss him.

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David Essig has been immersed in the musical traditions of folk, bluegrass and country blues for over 40 years. Born American but calling Canada his home for most of his life, David established himself an innovative player and song-writing force in the 1970s along with contemporaries such as Willie P. Bennett, Doug McArthur and Stan Rogers. His songs create a landscape of the imagination, set mostly in rural Canada and populated by characters inspired by his life in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario and later the west coast of Canada.

Over the decades David has played coffeehouses and house concerts across Canada and every major folk festivals and has found a following in Italy and other European countries. David writes in narrative style of his literary heroes, Alden Nowlan, Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, with the intense, blues-flavoured slide guitar playing that’s often associated with Ry Cooder.

In 1973 David started Woodshed Records to release his first album, “Redbird Country and has gone on to on to release 20 more albums of his own music and produce nearly 80 albums for other artists including Willie P. Bennett, Doug McArthur, the Original Sloth Band and the Humber River Valley Boys.

For David, it’s been a “long, sweet, ride” and he is still vital and in the saddle performing songs, old and new, and sliding his socket wrench on his guitar with the best of them. David Essig’s is an unassuming national treasure who deserves to be celebrated. You won’t be disappointed.

Tickets are $20 and available online through Eventbrite at https://davidessignanaimo.eventbrite.ca and in-person at Fascinating Rhythm (51 Commercial St.) or Arbutus Music (6324 Metral Dr.)

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Unitarian Hall

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