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Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier


NEXT SHOW - Gunning & Cormier

We've hosted Dave Gunning and we've hosted J.P. Cormier, so now we're upping the ante by presenting these Nova Scotian "brothers" in songs together for one amazing show, a show not to be missed.


With a career spanning over two decades, Dave Gunning is one of Canada’s folk music treasures – a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination and nine East Coast Music Awards for his well-crafted work. Dave has gained a reputation for being a great storyteller and engaging performer. John Paul “J.P.” Cormier is a Canadian bluegrass/folk/Celtic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. To date he has won thirteen East Coast Music Awards and one Canadian Folk Music Award.

Their first album, "Two", released in June 2017 received the 2019 East Coast Music Award (Eastern Canada) for Folk Recording of the Year. Earlier this year they released their second CD, "Leather and Dust".

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EVENT Schedule

  • After presenting them both as solo artists at Deer Creek, Dave Gunning & JP Cormier return together. The longtime battle-brothers from Nova Scotia will perform original songs and rare covers filled with lush guitars and tight harmonies. RESERVATIONS OPEN SEPTEMBER 9TH.
  • Jay Shelton (right) & Johnny and Jeanette Williams form the Danville, VA trio, Shelton & Williams. The band’s material is a variety of styles including original, classic country, gospel, blues, traditional and progressive bluegrass and Americana. All members are songwriters and seasoned vocalists.
  • Blending brave and honest songwriting, first-rate musicianship, and a huge helping of native Canadian wit, Nancy Beaudette is an artist of songs and heart. She delves into her roots, weaving a nostalgic past into lush songs of familial history, good-humored folly and observations of life & loss.


Here we are in Year 12 !

We invite you to explore live folk and singer/songwriter music in an intimate setting at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (DCC), a non-alcoholic venue located in the picturesque setting of Darlington, MD. DCC seats approximately 100 people at small, candlelit tables, in the friendly and cozy style of The Village, NYC coffee houses of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Now in its twelfth season, DCC, a non-profit organization, is devoted to presenting professional acoustic recording artists from all over the U.S., Canada and sometimes Ireland and Wales.

The suggested donation amount for each show is $15-$17 for adults and $5 for youth ages 13-21. Only cash and checks written to Deer Creek Coffeehouse are accepted. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. No one is turned away for inability to donate the amount. Homemade baked goods, non-sugary snacks, coffee tea, water and soda are sold for a nominal fee. The venue has an ADA accessible ramp. We reserve tables for those with limited mobility, i.e., wheel chairs, walkers, etc. 

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