Calgary Herald: David Myles is The Gift with his holiday showcase
By Dan St. Yves, Calgary Herald
Photos: Dan St. Yves
Sam Phillips would have loved David Myles.
The rock pioneer that helped launch the careers of icons like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis would have picked up on the uncanny abilities Myles has to channel, not mimic a cohesive selection of roots influences into sounds that bring back another era by simple virtue of his honest stylings.
Myles was either born too late, or born just right to unite classic country, jazz, modern folk and roots with his playful lyrics to create songs that would have been as irresistible to audiences 50 or more years ago as they are today. The audience at Fish Creek Concerts stopped just short of blocking the exit, being the polite Canadian folkies that they were.