6OTS Welcomes Back Dave Gunning On April 15
Published: April 14th, 2023

OXFORD — Canadian singer-songwriter Dave Gunning will return to 6 On The Square in Oxford for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.

With a career spanning over two decades, Gunning has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination, and nine East Coast Music Awards for his work.

Gunning has toured extensively across Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, and Australia, gaining a reputation for being an engaging storyteller and performer who can take listeners on a musical journey through his songs. Much of his material is about underdogs, heroes, family, and the heart, and it reflects the messaging of social justice and carrying about the world around us.

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His latest collection of songs, “The Same Storm,” features personal and historical songs written over the past two years. Some songs were co-written with singer-songwriter Jim Dorie, who died in 2015.

“Leading up to the pandemic I was doing a lot of writing, but then stopped when the world came to a halt,” Gunning says. “With the sudden loss of work that so many of us experienced, my survival instincts kicked in and the focus shifted to my family and on how we were going to get through this thing. We made some adjustments and settled in to a new normal.

“Once I knew that we were going to be okay, I turned back to writing. It was suddenly quiet, which gave me the time to finish songs that were started years ago and to write some new ones.”

Learn more online at DaveGunning.com.

Tickets for the April 15 show are $18 (plus a $2 service charge); purchase online at 6onthesquare.org or call 607-843-OTS6 (6876) to make a reservation. Doors open one hour before the start of the performance. The performance will also be streamed live online, with tickets $10 for the live broadcast. More information at 6onthesquare.org.

Masks and COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for entry.

This concert is made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and Patocka’s Gastro Pub in Greene.

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Coming up are Susan Werner on April 21, Rod Abernethy on May 20, and a 16th anniversary celebration with Joe Jencks on June 17.

6 On The Square, Inc. is an intimate, not-for-profit, volunteer-based acoustic music listening room and arts venue located at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.

-Information provided by 6 on the Square