Gulf Islander David Essig is one of Canada’s finest roots/blues singer/songwriters and a helluva slide guitar player.
Just released 20th album in 40 year career in Canadian
Winner of four Canada Council for the Arts Senior Artist Awards
Most well-known Canadian folk/roots artist in Italy – toured
there over 20 times.
DAVID ESSIG was introduced to Canadian audiences in 1971
as a “talented newcomer” at the legendary Mariposa Folk Festival. Now,
over 40 years later, he pursues an international career as one of
Canada’s finest roots music performers. David uses the traditions he
grew up with – Bluegrass and Delta Blues – to create timeless original
songs. He has released 22 albums and continues to tour across Canada and
in Europe, where he has a strong following, especially in Italy.
David is a spellbinding live performer with songs as contemporary as
today’s news that still sound like they were rediscovered from old
country blues 78’s. David is a master of the guitar – his
spontaneous style takes down the borders between country, blues and the
avant-garde. With his 5/8” socket and a sound that could peel the
petunias off your mother’s porcelain, he is considered one of Canada’s
finest slide guitarists.