David Newland has made a name for himself as a master of ceremonies par excellence. David brings a spontaneous, and heartfelt approach to the art of hosting. He has a unique ability to sustain and elevate a show with his humour and insight.
In the process, he’s introduced the likes of Emmylou Harris, Billy Bragg, Murray McLauchlan, John McDermott, Johnny Clegg, The Good Brothers, Dan Hill, Ron Sexsmith and Pavlo among hundreds of others.
David Newland is the host of Thinking Out Loud, streamed weekly on Small Town Radio. David was the broadcast host for the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards live-stream, viewed across Canada and around the world, and for various other Roots Music Canada productions, including The Woodshed Sessions.
David Newland is a frequent MC, speaker, moderator and panelist for music and media events, including the North-East Regional Folk Alliance, the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, Digital Dollars, TEDxIBYork, MusicConnectTO, and many more.