New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
25, Nova Scotia's award-winning acoustic crooner David
Myles released his official US debut album So Far through Little
Tiny Records. Reminiscent of the late '50's folk/roots/swing era, So Far is a collection of David's songs over the years re-recorded and re-imagined in an acoustic stripped down format seamlessly combining the cool of Chet Baker
with the ruckus of Chuck Berry. Earlier today, Myles released the first video from the album for single "When It Comes My Turn" exclusively on The Boot."
Myles - "When It Comes My Turn" via The Boot:
"On August 25th, we decided to throw a surprise party/concert for the residents of The Sagewood Continuing Care Community in Sackville, Nova Scotia. What a blast!" said Myles. "As a kid in Fredericton, I spent a lot of time in a seniors' home called Pine Grove. My grandmother was a resident there. She required a lot of care and my dad would go every day to feed her dinner. More often than not we would join him for the visit. I learned a lot about aging and my wonderful grandmother during these visits. Making this video took me back to those visits. We certainly had a great time making it."
Watch Myles and his trio perform So Far live front-to-back on PopMatters.
The youngest of four brothers, Myles grew up in a musical household on the east coast of Canada. Even though his parents were avid music lovers - the entire family played an instrument, working their way through the Royal Conservatory repertoire - they insisted that he seek higher education which landed him on the path to a political science degree. When studying Chinese in China with plans to go to law school, he began writing songs with a $30 red and green plywood guitar and started deviating from his education. He broke the news to his family that he'd be pursuing music full-time upon his return home and promised his disappointed father that he'd wear a suit to work every single day (hence David
wears suits when he performs).
More than a decade later, Myles has a thriving career as a musician, hosts a CBC radio show called "The East Coast Music
Hour," and tours the country winning many accolades and awards. Of his many accomplishments, the most unexpected is his collaboration in 2013 with hip-hop artist Classified
on the song "Inner Ninja," an anti-bullying song featuring kids in the chorus. It went on to become the best-selling rap single in the history of Canadian music, going quadruple platinum, and netted them a Juno for "Rap Recording of the Year."
Listen to "Need a Break" on Diffuser and "When It Comes My Turn" on The Bluegrass Situation.
Watch him perform "Need a Break" live on Guitar World who called it "a toe-tapping acoustic rockabilly-ish delight chock full of clever lyrics and some pretty sick riffin'."
01) I Wouldn't Dance
02) Turn Time Off
03) When It Comes My Turn
04) One In A Million
06) Something I Can Feel
07) Carry Me
08) Change My Mind
09) Tell Me What
10) Love Again
11) Need A Break
12) Way Too Long
13) I Will Love You