Manitoba-based artist Brenton David blends the sound of traditional Métis fiddle and contemporary Americana. Brenton is set to release his fourth single Trainwreck, off the upcoming album due later this year. His earlier releases have already garnered some attention, landing him a feature in CBC and reaching the top of the Indigenous Music Countdown. Trainwreck is produced by Juno award-winning musician Murray Pulver (Bros Landreth, Ariel Posen), and is another glimpse into the collaboration between two well-known Canadian players. Brenton has also been busy performing with Tim & the Glory Boys (Sony), who are coming off a Canadian Country Music Award nomination and their third top ten single, Float.
Brenton was born in Selkirk, Manitoba where he began learning fiddle from an early age. He was raised in the Métis fiddling tradition, where players learn primarily by ear and are taught local favourites like the Red River Jig and Orange Blossom Special. In his teens he fell in love with country music and began adding additional instruments to his arsenal including guitar, mandolin, pedal steel and banjo. By the time he was in his twenties, Brenton had received two Manitoba Country Music Awards and was able to solidify a career performing and writing music.
In addition to recording new Indigenous music, Brenton is committed to sharing and teaching traditional fiddle. He consistently publishes educational material for those looking to connect with Indigenous culture. Brenton was inspired to create the course after leading workshops in Northern Manitoba where access to quality instruction is sparse.
“I love collaborating with other artists. All of the auxiliary instruments on my releases (violin, mandolin, steel, banjo, acoustics) are performed and recorded by me in my studio.
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