DAVE SAMPSON SHARES FIRST TASTE OF MUSIC FROM HIS FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM WITH TROUBLE
ON TOUR IN CANADA THROUGH THE SUMMER
NEW RECORD SET FOR RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR
“Heartfelt, energized and emotional, Dave Sampson has obvious natural talent as a Maritime singer-songwriter. Recommended for fans of Joel Plaskett, David Myles and Hawksley Workman.” – Grant Lawrence, CBC Music
“Dave Sampson writes a great, heartfelt pop song and has a warm, inviting, laid-back style that will no doubt appeal to a wide cross-section of people. It’s not hard to imagine his music lighting up the radio and drawing crowds.” – The Scope
Toronto, ON – June 14, 2019 – Sydney-raised, Halifax-based singer-songwriter, Dave Sampson, is gearing up to release a new album later this year, and today he shares the first taste of new music with the track Trouble. Giving audiences a sneak peek at what’s to come with the new record, Sampson will embark on a run of tour dates across Canada through the summer. See below for full details.
"I'm really looking forward to getting back on the road this summer with the band and playing for some new audiences around Canada,” Sampson says. “After spending the last year writing and recording, it’s really exciting to get out and play these songs."
Trouble was written three years ago at the Gordie Sampson Song Camp, by Dave Sampson’s friends and collaborators, Brandon Davis JR, Gordie Sampson – who has penned numerous country songs for the likes of Rascal Flats, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and many more, and co-wrote the Carrie Underwood hit, Jesus Take The Wheel – and Caitlyn Smith (Nashville) – who has written songs for John Legend and Meghan Trainor.
“This song has always resonated with me and my audience and I am thrilled to release it to the world,” continues Sampson. “This song speaks for itself, It's about someone who is trying their best to stay out of trouble, but inevitably it always comes around."
Sampson writes heart-on-your-sleeve folk/pop songs, delivered with a captivating and authentic voice that could blow down a brick house. His knack for crafting simple ear-worms, and his high-energy shows, have been winning him fans across Canada. He has collaborated with some of Canada’s top exports, such as Classified, Gordie Sampson, Alan Doyle and Donovan Woods, and was chosen as one of Canada’s Top 5 emerging artists by Canada’s Walk of Fame. Recently, he co-wrote the song No Pressure, with rappers, Classified and Snoop Dogg, which went on to become certified Gold in Canada.
Sampson has also been hand-picked as one of Nova Scotia's most promising young songwriters to take part in the prestigious, invitation-only Gordie Sampson Song Camp for the past five years. Through this opportunity, he has been fortunate enough to collaborate with some of Canada’s most sought-after writers: Gordie Sampson, Caitlyn Smith (Nashville), Mo Kenney, Donovan Woods, Port Cities and Neon Dreams.
Stay tuned for more from Dave Sampson throughout 2019!
June 15 – Halifax, NS – Backlot Bash W/ Broken Social Scene
June 21 – Liverpool, NS – Privateer Days Festival
July 25 – Sydney, NS – Makin’ Waves Music Festival
July 26 – Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON – Jackson Triggs
Amphitheatre w/ Matt Andersen
August 2 – St. Andrews, NB – Kingsbrae Amphitheatre w/ Port
August 9 – Perth-Andover, NB – Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Festival
August 11 – Port Hawksbury, NS – Granville Green Concert
Series w/ The East Pointers
August 23 – Prince Edward Island – Sundaze Festival
August 29 – Toronto, ON – Canadian National Exhibition w/ Howard Jones
September 14 – Jost Winery, NS – STOMP Festival