Scottish-Canadian musician David Leask’s has written and performed a new record, Voyageur In Song, on Canada’s most historical instrument. Built from over 64 pieces of natural, Indigenous, oral, recorded and contemporary history from each province and territory in Canada, the Six String Nation guitar, nicknamed Voyageur, carries with it the stories of the people and places throughout Canada’s history.
The song “Legend of Joe Labobe” honours Mi’kmaq fisherman Joe Labobe from Lennox Island First Nation. Labobe was a two-time winner at the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championships in Tyne Valley. The handle of his shucking knife was used as the seat for the strap post in Voyageur.
Voyageur In Song is available at davidleask.com.