Published Jun 30, 2015Rootsy Nova Scotia songwriter David Myles has spent the past decade amassing a catalogue here in Canada, but he's still a relatively unknown entity south of the border. Now, Myles is looking to break into the U.S. market with So Far, due out on September 24 through Little Tiny Records.
The album is a collection of previously released songs, but with a twist: rather than reusing old album versions, Myles re-recorded all of the tunes in a stripped-down acoustic format. According to a press release, this approach is "evocative of the late '50's folk/roots/swing era with an energy that somehow combines the cool of Chet Baker with the ruckus of Chuck Berry."
"These are some of my favourite songs, ones that I've played live all over the world," Myles said in a statement. "It is a really clear reflection of who I am as a musician."
Scroll past the tracklist below to hear the bubbly acoustic boogie "Need a Break" [via Diffuser]. This is a reworking of a song that originally appeared on 2010's Turn Time Off.
Also below, see Myles' upcoming tour schedule.
1. I Wouldn't Dance
2. Turn Time Off
3. When It Comes My Turn
4. One in a Million
6. Something I Can Feel
7. Carry Me
8. Change My Mind
9. Tell Me What
10. Love Again
11. Need a Break
12. Way Too Long
13. I Will Love You
07/01 Ottawa, ON - Majors Hill Park (Canada Day Songwriters Circle)
07/01 Gatineau, QC - Jacques Cartier Park *
07/02 Montreal, QC - Place-des-Arts (Théâtre Maisonneuve) ^
07/05 Kensington, PE - Indian River Music Festival
07/10 - Moncton, NB - Moncton City Hall (Atlantic Nationals Stage)
07/17-18 Kempt Shore, NS - Acoustic Maritime Music Festival
08/01 Dartmouth, NS - Alderney Landing Events Plaza
08/22 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre
08/23 Gravenhurst, ON - Peters Players
09/18-19 Lotus, CA - The American River Music Festival
12/12 Middle Musquodobit, NS - Musquodobit Valley Bicentennial Theatre
12/18 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Southam Hall) ~
* with Brigitte Boisjoli, DJ Sly
^ with Madeleine Peyroux
~ with NAC Orchestra