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Stories behind the songs

September 26th, 2022

Known in Canada as an important roots musician and songwriter with an international following, four years ago David Essig began writing short stories based on the narratives of his songs. Now published in Fair Days (Peregrin Books, $20), the thirteen stories tell the personal histories of Canadians in areas from rural Ontario to small coastal villages in British Columbia and New Brunswick. His stories are full of despair, punctuated periodically by hope. Initially released as a signed and numbered edition of 200 copies including a CD of the music, the album is available online for streaming and downloading at 9780992055714


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