Metro: The gift of David Myles

November 10, 2014
David NAC

No holiday concert by David Myles is going to be predictable or ordinary.

This, after all, is the rootsy East Coast crooner with the tingling pop sense whose infectious collaboration with rapper Classified, Inner Ninja, won a Juno last year, and just happened to become Canada’s top-selling hip-hop single.

This versatility is written all over his new album, It’s Christmas, with injections of jazz, bluegrass, and whatever surprise he unwraps next. To holiday standards like Let It Snow, White Christmas and Les Cloches du Hameau, Myles adds three original songs, It’s Christmas, Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo, and The Gift.

The Nov. 10 release of the album coincides with the fifth anniversary of Myles’ annual New Brunswick food bank fundraiser tour, Singing For Supper. A portion of proceeds from the album sales will go to local food banks.

“Christmas is when we reflect on what is most important to us: Family, friends, love, generosity,” Myles says. “The tour helped remind me of the true meaning of the season. That’s what I wanted to capture in this collection of songs.”

Catch David Myles’ Christmas concert Dec. 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Studio.

Tickets are $33.

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