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David Myles musician

With two Junos to his credit, David Myles has established himself as a world-class entertainer with an uncanny knack for dispersing profound truths about the human condition through dynamic songwriting. Born and based in New Brunswick, he’s a sonic shapeshifter with more than 15 albums that run the gamut—in English and French—through classic folk traditions, impassioned rock ‘n’ roll, earthy, existential blues, cosmic jazz and funk instrumentals, reflective Americana, and sweltering R&B. And on stage—whether solo or accompanied by a full band—the music is tight and the vibe is loose, with Myles able to command, charm, and uplift audiences in both intimate clubs and grand theatres. The throughline in his work is a deep understanding of our need for connection and an attempt to reach out and make them through musical collaboration, live performance, or deep-digging, heart-to-heart conversations with fellow artists on his podcast and video series Myles From Home.

Myles’ latest offering is what he likes to call his “sinnin’ record,” the spirited Devil Talking—an album that finds him drawing on his many well-honed musical modes to sing about “partying, making mistakes, falling apart and trying to pull yourself together again.” Devil Talking builds on a special era of Myles’ career, a time of creative blossoming during which he’s worked with a core team of musicians to construct some of the most powerful and soul-searching work in his oeuvre. It began in 2021 with the multitudinous That Tall Distance, which won the 2022 JUNO Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and continued on with 2022’s It’s Only a Little Loneliness, which explored love, loss, and faith. These years of close collaboration have found Myles embracing every facet of his self and artistry, creating a lush, sophisticated sound that defies easy categorization.

His relentless work ethic has earned him numerous awards and accolades; a robust artist profile stateside; and a feature and co-writing credit on “Inner Ninja,” a cross-genre collaboration with rapper Classified and the biggest-selling rap single in the history of Canadian music. On top of Myles From Home, his various projects including a 2018 children’s book called Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo, and Singing For Supper, a long-running concert series that raises money for local food banks.