Recitations, Songs, and Tunes
Dave Penny returns with a new solo recording - All Turned Around – which promises to further strengthen his position as one of Newfoundland and Labradors most fun and diverse entertainers. The album beautifully showcases the many sides of Dave Penny: His razor sharp commentary on the songs “Chase The Ace” and “#darkNL”; his comedic take on Newfoundland life with “Island Baker” and “A lesson”: and his instrumental prowess on a pair of driving accordion pieces.
Dave has carved out a unique niche in Newfoundland folk music, creating an identity that’s all his own – and this album certainly cements that position. Since the release of his debut recording “Stories and Strangers” Dave Penny has established himself as one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier presenters of comedic commentary with classic tracks like “Ballad of The Elm Spanworm” and “Baz”. In the intervening years he has been a steady presence on the local folk scene, and as a member of From Stage to Stage
has been a key figure in the resurgence in popularity of the Newfoundland recitation. Along the way he has contributed popular pieces like “Johnny Chrome” and “A Townie Courted a Bayman’s
daughter to the local folk repertoire.