Dave Borins, Superior player and paddler
Singer-songwriter Dave Borins —who’s sitting on an exciting new album, by the way— travelled along the Lake Superior shore from Rossport, to Live From the Rock Festival in Red Rock, Ontario this past summer.
But unlike many who make that trip along the Trans-Canada Highway, Dave travelled the old fashioned way: in a 36 foot freighter canoe with a crew of enthusiastic fans and friends!
Dave Borins is an ambitious guy, and never does anything by half-measures. So he didn’t just paddle and play his way along; he also documented his trip for Roots Music Canada as he went. The video above features highlights from the trip, including the remote islands along the Superior shore and the buzz at Live From the Rock.
Dave’s notes on his trip:
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT CANOE TRIPS:
Strangers bond at breakneck speed while taking the time to enjoy the vastness of it all
My FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOLK FESTS:
Music bonds strangers at breakneck speed while occupying said vastness
Combine them and you’ll find something approximate to the folk cinema displayed here.
I extend a sincere appreciation for the talent and cheer of the people I travelled and played with along the journey!
Roots Music Canada’s David Newland will be the musical guest of next year’s Rossport Folk Tour. Why not join him on the trip?