David Leask
Toronto - Ontario - Canada

Originally from Scotland, David Leask has spent the last 28 years of his artistic career in Canada as an award winning songwriter (Songwriters Magazine called him, “the most consistent Canadian songwriting competition winner."), an award winning musical artist (winner of the the Mississauga Performing Artist of the Year Award), a relentless live performer with almost 3000 shows since moving to Canada.  Leask has been profiled in a SOCAN Words & Music Magazine article which called him a “lifer who has worked outside the commercial boundaries, earning a decent living and immense respect from his peers.” Leask has released 7 critically acclaimed albums but his latest recording, “Voyageur in Song”, not only includes some of the best work of his career, it also represents an artistic work of cultural significance. A unique concept record inspired by 6 pieces and their amazing stories from the Six String Nation Guitar (nick-named Voyageur and made of 64 pieces of Canadian culture and history)it was a journey that brought him a deeper connection to the places and people in 5 different provinces and closer to his adopted Canadian home.  His hope is for the songs to have a similar effect on Canadians when they hear the record. The Toronto Star described "Voyageur In Song" as, "possibly the most Canadian album on Canada's most historic instrument."

A gifted songwriting teacher, David has been a songwriting mentor for 11 years with the School Alliance of Student Songwriters, on the songwriting faculty for Guitar Workshop Plus and is currently a mentor for Humber College's Graduate Certificate Program in Music Composition. He has conducted numerous songwriting workshops at folk festivals and on behalf of the Songwriters Association of Canada with students ranging in age from 7 to 70+ and has the experience, passion and people skills to motivate any individual to write a song. Find out more about David's songwriting workshops.


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Voyageur in Song - Details

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Folk, Country

Styles: Contemporary Folk, Americana Country

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Against the Grain Contemporary Folk Folk
2 The Legend of Joe Labobe Contemporary Folk Folk
3 Fire & Ice Contemporary Folk Folk
4 Spirit Wrestlers Contemporary Folk Folk
5 Take a Seat Contemporary Folk Folk
6 Les Chansons Du Voyageur Contemporary Folk Folk

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Six in 6/8

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Country

Styles: Americana Country

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Indescribable Americana Country Country
2 Red Balloon Americana Country Country
3 Caught in the Tide Americana Country Country
4 When You Think No One Loves You Americana Country Country
5 Can't Make It Back Home Americana Country Country
6 Between Him & Me Americana Country Country

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The Clarke Hall Sessions

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Country, Folk

Styles: Americana Country, Folk

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 The Good Fight Americana Country Country
2 Working on Faith Americana Country Country
3 River Road Americana Country Country
4 Blow over Americana Country Country
5 While I Still Breathe Americana Country Country
6 Meant to Be Americana Country Country
7 You & I & the Universe Americana Country Country
8 Roger Sherlock's Dream / into the Mystic Americana Country Country
9 Photosynthesis Americana Country Country
10 Stronger in Broken Places Americana Country Country
11 All My Love Americana Country Country
12 Ancestors' Eyes Americana Country Country

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Underneath

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Country

Styles: Americana Country

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Words Americana Country Country
2 Underneath Americana Country Country
3 Breathing Americana Country Country
4 Ready to Buy Americana Country Country
5 Freedom by the Barrel Americana Country Country
6 You've Got My World Americana Country Country
7 Stronger Back Americana Country Country
8 Photosynthesis Americana Country Country
9 One Second Look Americana Country Country
10 Highway Home Americana Country Country
11 Burdens & Blessings Americana Country Country
12 All My Love Americana Country Country
13 This Time 'Round Americana Country Country