From carpenter to songwriter: Since leaving construction and recording his first album in 1999, Scottish born Canadian, David Francey is recognised as one of today's finest singer-songwriters. The release of David's CD 'Right of Passage' earned him his third JUNO (Canada's top music award) in less than five years and a Canadian Folk Music Award for the 'Best Singer - Contemporary', both in 2008.
In concert David is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humour and astute observations, combined with his openhearted singing have earned him a loyal following.
David was 12 when he and his family immigrated to Toronto. His love of the landscape, the history and the people of his adopted country can be traced back to family weekend drives exploring southern Ontario. Music played a large part on these family outings. The Franceys sang traditional Scottish songs as they drove through the Canadian countryside. David's dad and sister sang melody while David and his mother sang harmonies.
David's attachment to Canada grew with his travels. He hitched across the country three times and then thumbed his way to Yukon. This attachment surfaces in his songs of rail lines, farms and the St Lawrence Seaway. His understanding of the people grew as he worked in Toronto train yards, the Yukon bush and as a carpenter in the Eastern Townships.