For over 20 years Dave Penny has been performing around St. John's and beyond, and in that time has written several comedy songs such as Johnny Chrome and A Townie Courted a Bayman's Daughter, about wacky topics like a cyclist feuding with an oversized pickup truck, a shortage of mustard pickles and owning a Chip Wagon stand. He has performed in many Newfoundland and Labrador towns and festivals, the Meriposa Folk Festival in Ontario, and parts of New England.
His second and most recent recording—All Turned Around—has been nominated for a 2017 MusicNL award for Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year and a 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year. The album promises to further strengthen his position as one of Newfoundland and Labradors most fun and diverse entertainers, with its razor-sharp commentary on songs like Chase The Ace and #darkNL, and its driving accordion tunes.
“Much of Penny’s work is infused with themes and idioms particular to Newfoundland and Labrador…like most excellent songwriters, he manages to find the universal elements of those localized experiences.” Jean Hewson, Penguin Eggs Magazine
"@daverexpenny is a stone-cold comedy genius." Sean Panting; musician, actor, and stone-cold comedy genius