It’s not the career typically associated with a political science degree, but Mount Allison graduate David Myles’ labour of love is in his music. With his three albums and full-time touring schedule, the cross-genre songwriter musician will be making a stop in Port Hawkesbury for his contribution to the Granville Green free outdoor concert series.
Since the 2005 release of his debut solo recording Together And Alone, Myles’ musical career has taken an upward trajectory. His work has steadily accumulated awards and recognition, including the 2009 ECMA Folk Recording of the Year Award for his album On The Line. His other major honour of 2009 was winning in the folk category of the Great American Song Contest for “When It Comes My Turn,” one of the highlights of his 2006 album Things Have Changed.
Critics have described Myles’ music as a blend of folk, jazz, R&B, and bluegrass, underwritten with soulful pop stylings. For his live performances, Myles’ solo work gets fleshed out with the help of Kyle Cunjak and Alan Jeffries on stand-up bass and percussion.
Originally from Fredericton, Myles currently resides in Halifax. This year has been a busy one of touring and recording, having just released the album Turn Time Off, which was produced in Joel Plaskett’s Dartmouth studio Scotland Yard. Though on a busy schedule, Myles makes sure to keep fans up to date with blog postings on his site.
The opening act for Sunday’s Granville concert will be Myles’ fellow New Brunswickan singer-songwriter Thom Swift. Showtime at the Granville Green bandshell is 6:45pm. For more information visit davidmyles.com and thomswift.com