Musician Dave Borins. Submitted photo
Hailing from Toronto, musician Dave Borins is ending his second tour of Newfoundland tonight with a solo evening performance at The Grapevine (206 Water St.).
The Telegram caught up with Borins - who has already played around the island and in St. John's at The Ship, the Rose and Thistle, Whalen's Pub and CBTG's over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.
"When we did our first East Coast tour in September (of 2009) I had talked to a lot of musicians and not one of them had said they had gotten as far as Newfoundland," said Borins of his decision to come last year with his band.
"We just had the greatest time of our lives," he said. "When we were leaving we said we've got to get back here."
Hence Borins' performance-packed return.
"This is an incredibly refreshing place to come because everybody loves music …," said Borins, whose own work generally has a light sound, anchored by his acoustic guitar and lyrics.
"We really are interested in sort of getting to know people here and getting to know the culture," he said.
Following his show at The Grapevine, Borins will be returning to Ontario for a March 19 concert, opening for Slowcoaster. He has already been scheduled to perform into late 2010, with dates that include a multi-artist benefit concert in November at Massey Hall.
In October, he is set to record live album tracks at Toronto's Hugh's Room.