April 13, 2024

Musical friends together again

It was great to see David Francey and his fabulous band – Chris Murphy and Jess Wedden – at the Chalet Bellevue in Morin Heights Friday, April 12. It was great to be able to join…

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April 11, 2024

Catching up

Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes over recent developments. It was a thrill to play on David Francey's Juno-winning album The Breath Between, and thanks to everyone who came to the Steel Rail concert at the Festival…

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June 13, 2022

Dave and David Francey:
together again

One of the key relationships in Dave's musical life is his friendship and  collaboration with celebrated singer-songwriter David Francey.

Dave was an early champion of David's music, the two Davids toured together…

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May 17, 2022

R.I.P. Michael Wrycraft 


Like so many musicians in Canada, we were saddened to learn of the death of Michael Wrycraft, a brilliant album cover designer and a passionate friend and music lover. 

Michael designed the cover of two Dave Clarke…

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February 5, 2022

Music and more on Just Us Folk

Depending on whether you believe the prediction of Wiarton Willie or newcomer Lucy the Lobster, winter is nearly over -- or it's not.

No matter who's right, good conversation and good music can…

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January 14, 2022

A Dave Clarke day on Freewheeling Folk

That's the way venerable folk DJ Jim Marino is describing the January 15 edition of his Freewheeling Folk Show on 93.3 CFMU in Hamilton, Ont.

Jim is featuring Dave's band, Steel Rail, in…

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January 8, 2022

Dave on Dave on Chris

Thanks to Ottawa-based folk maven Chris White, who spent 40 minutes of his January 8 Canadian Spaces show talking with Dave about his latest album. The conversation touches on the Beatles, legendary Montreal folk venues…

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October 18, 2021

CFMA nomination!

We're delighted to announce that Dave is one of five nominees in the solo instrumental category at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Dave joins Olivier Demers, Maneli Jamal, Adam Young and Cédric Dind-Lavoie in the category Instrumental Solo…

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February 15, 2021

International recognition from the IAMA

Great news -- Dave's instrumental A Thousand Days Like This was a winner at the U.S.-based International Acoustic Music Awards, announced Feb. 12.  

The song, one of 12 on Dave's new album The Healing Garden…

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January 9, 2021

Dave joins Carolyn Mark's virtual hootenany

Dave joins a talented gang on Sunday, Jan. 10 as part of Carolyn Mark's popular virtual hootenany.

If you haven't yet discovered Carolyn yet, she's an alt-country sparkplug based on the West Coast…

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December 5, 2020

New album The Healing Garden is here!

Great news -- Dave's long-awaited second release of guitar instrumentals has arrived!

The Healing Garden features 12 tunes that detail Dave's life in Western Canada and his brush with cancer.

The melodies with…

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