38 Bethel St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Join us for an evening with Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee Dave Penny as he brings his original songs of Newfoundland to New Bedford. His fun show will have you tapping your toes.
Dave Penny has been a steady presence on the Newfoundland folk scene as a composer of songs that are truly unique to Newfoundland and Labrador. He has been a key figure in resurgence in popularity of Newfoundland recitations, along the way contributing popular pieces like Johnny Chrome and A Townie Courted a Bayman’s Daughter to the local folk repertoire.
Dave’s second and most recent recording All Turned Around has been nominated for a 2017 Music NL award for Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year and a 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year.
Much of Penny’s work is infused with themes and idioms particular to Newfoundland and Labrador like most excellent songwriters, he manages to find the universal elements of those localized experiences. – Jean Hewson, Penguin Eggs Magazine