Dates & Times:
Friday, November 1, 2019 7:30PM-10:30PM

Singer-Songwriter Night: Dave McCann


Medicine Hat Folk Music Club hosts Singer-Songwriter Nights to showcase local talent. The evening gives up-and-coming artists the opportunity to gain experience performing for intimate audiences. The evening begins with an Open Mic.

Got Talent?

Bring your songs, as each singer-songwriter night until January doubles as an audition for the Singer-Songwriter Night main stage at Tongue on the Post Folk Festival January 24th, 2020.

Performances are followed by a FEATURED performer who ends the evening with a one hour set. The Featured Performer for the November show is Dave McCann.

"If you’ve never heard of Dave McCann you are probably not alone. He should be famous, the problem is, he's never been fuelled by fame or the rad stage veneer so essential to catching light in the superficial cloud of today's music world. He’s pushed it all aside to work on songs, well honed songs.

Raised in Peterborough Ontario singer songwriter Dave McCann rolled West and landed in Calgary, Alberta during the first Alt-Country inclination of the late 1990’s. He founded Dave McCann and the Ten Toed Frogs and released a string of critically acclaimed projects “Woodland Tea”, “Country Medicine” and “Shoot the Horse” (a live capture at the historic Sidetrack Cafe, one of Alberta’s fondest and long gone venues). In 2009 he followed the road South to East Nashville to record with Lij Shaw and Americana guitar icon and producer Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Mavis Staples, Todd Snider). The resulting work “Dixiebluebird” brought a name change and was an inspiring benchmark release for Dave McCann and the Firehearts. He made a move South from Calgary to Lethbridge, Alberta to get married and raise a family and in 2014 conspired with fellow Southern Albertan Leeroy Stagger at his Rebeltone Ranch to build the “Circle of Light” release.

After close to two decades Dave McCann has locked himself firmly into hearts and minds of the Alberta music scene as one of the best untold singer songwriters working in contemporary roots music."

Hosted in the unique Cafe Verve. $5.00 cover or a donation.