David Bradstreet & Paul Mills

David Bradstreet came to Canada from England with his parents. After studying architecture he played the college coffeehouse circuit in the U.S. and for three years visited most states as a solo performer. He spent two years in New York City working with Peter Yarrow and Phil Ramone including a duo with Mimi Farina. He teamed up with Lazarus and Albert Grossman in Woodstock NY and toured with Todd Rundgren. Returning to Canada, one of his songs, “Renaissance”, became a folk standard – followed by the JUNO for Best New Male Vocalist 1977. The late ’70s saw two high profile albums on A&M, “David Bradstreet” and “Dreaming in Colour”, which led to major tours, concert and broadcast appearances. On his Street Records label, he released, “Black & White” in 1981.  
  
As record producer/engineer, he released the first album by Jane Siberry on Street Records in 1981, and another by former Lazarus partner Billie Hughes the same year, which lead to the production of artists such as Colleen Peterson, Nancy Simmonds, Robert Priest, Jason Fowler and Mira Meikle amongst others. His “Renaissance” CD was released in 1998 and his first A&M album, “David Bradstreet”, was re-released by Universal Music, along with A&M release “Dreaming in Colour” – followed by “Lifelines” in 2006. 

“08.20.10” was recorded live-off-the-floor at his Toronto studio with bassist Carl Keesee. In 2011 he travelled to Antarctica as artist-in-residence aboard the MS Expedition. 
This is David’s fourth Homes Routes tour. 

Paul Mills has been in the music game for a long time. He has been part of many different bands and also performed extensively as a solo act at festivals, clubs and concert halls all over Canada, sometimes under the name of his alter-ego, Curly Boy Stubbs! He’s a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and does a wide variety of songs, both serious and humorous. 

Paul’s also a musical arranger and a record producer/engineer.  He joined CBC Radio, Canada’s national public radio network in 1972 as a music producer and conceived and produced a national folk music program called “Touch the Earth” which was hosted by Sylvia Tyson.  

In addition to his work at CBC, Paul Mills has been part of the Canadian folk music scene and recording industry almost fifty years.  He has produced over 200 albums working with artists such as the late Stan Rogers, Sharon, Lois and Bram, and Ron Hynes.  Albums produced or engineered by Paul have earned four gold records, two platinum records, 6 Juno nominations, and 5 East Coast Music Awards.  

In 2011, Paul was awarded the Estelle Klein Award by Folk Music Ontario. The award recognizes the work of an individual who has made significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community. 
More recently, in June of 2017, Paul was named as a Member of the Order of Canada, a prestigious honour given to those whose life work has made a significant contribution to Canada.

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