Canadian adventurer, writer and miner of song David Newland releases his first single and video for Musk Ox Stew, a cut from his upcoming album Northbound, a live album of original songs based on his travels in the Northwest Passage with Adventure Canada.
Newland’s songwriting constantly returns to nature, and is infused with a deep appreciation for Canada’s natural beauty. His stage patter is unique: random, funny, and profound — sometimes in a single spontaneous sentence. His stage show for Northbound includes stories, photography and video from his travels in the Northwest Passage.
The single and video (recorded live at Trinity United Church, Cobourg, Ontario. November 3, 2018), feature some of Canada’s finest musicians including his band Uncharted Waters with Sam Allison (Sheesham and Lotus), Saskia Tomkins, Steafan Hannigan (Loreena McKennitt), and Oisin Hannigan. They are joined by Inuit throatsingers Siqiniup Qilauta Sunsdrum (Lynda Brown and Heidi Langille), fiddler Alex Cheung and jawharpist Lois Suluk.
The video for Musk Ox Stew was produced by Two Blue Shirts. The album, produced and mixed/engineered by Michael F. Nunan with mobile recording from Doug Smith, was mastered by João Carvalho with creative consultations from Ian Tamblyn and Barney Bentall.
Musk Ox Stew drops on April 19 and the full album Northbound will be released at Hugh’s Room Live on April 26. For more information please visit davidnewland.com.