David Essig returns to the ‘shed
The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 5 – David Essig
Guitar virtuoso David Essig of Protection Island, BC, is a prolific singer-songwriter with twenty albums to his name, and the producer of dozens of albums for a long list of well-known Canadian musicians. In the 1970s and 80s, he owned a record label called Woodshed Records, and many of those discs were produced at Daniel Lanois‘ Hamilton studio.
David Essig is a natural fit to help Roots Music Canada launch The Woodshed Sessions, and in this episode, Essig performs recently-composed songs which pay tribute to a pair of Canadian folk music legends, then talks candidly about his career, his peers, his former label, and his views on today’s music, a scene in which he continues to play a vital role.
In this outtake clip, Essig talks about The Riverboat Coffee House, and how he and Daniel Lanois managed to coax the best out of Willie P. Bennett during one memorable recording session at Lanois’ Grant Street studio in Hamilton.