David Francey

David Francey
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David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.
A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album, Torn Screen Door, came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums and won three JUNO Awards.
In concert, David is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humour and astute observations combined with his openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following.
David Francey est un menuisier canadien d’origine écossaise, devenu auteur-compositeur, « l’un des poètes et chanteurs folk les plus respectés du Canada » (Toronto Star). Pendant des décennies, il a travaillé d’un bout à l’autre du pays, dans des dépôts de rails, sur des chantiers de construction et dans la brousse yukonnaise, sans cesser d’écrire des vers, de les mettre en musique dans sa tête et de se les chanter tout en travaillant.
Chanteur folk des plus authentiques, Francey est un chroniqueur du monde ouvrier, qui n’aurait jamais cru vivre de sa musique. Quand il a eu 40 ans, sa femme, l’artiste Beth Girdler, l’a encouragé à faire connaître ses chansons et à chanter en public. La réaction ne s’est pas fait attendre. Son premier album, Torn Screen Door, a vu le jour en 1999 et a connu un succès instantané au Canada. Depuis, il en a fait onze autres et remporté trois prix Juno.
En concert, David chante et raconte. Son humour ironique et ses observations astucieuses, combinés à son style à cœur ouvert lui ont valu un public fidèle.
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