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David Myles: Artist To Watch

David Myles (photo courtesy of Missing Piece Group, PR)

David Myles (photo courtesy of Missing Piece Group, PR)

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In the spirit of music discovery which guides WFUV, our DJs offer their favorite new artists on the cusp of making it to the next level.

Even in a country that contains a cornucopia of talented artists, Canada's David Myles is a standout. He's won a Juno Award and numerous accolades in Nova Scotia, but only recently released his debut American album, So Far.

Like a gangly Justin Townes Earle with Elvis Costello-style glasses and a sense of humor, he writes songs with hints of folk, rockabilly, and jazz, and, backed by a tight trio, delivers them in a way that's both insouciant and compelling.

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