Mike McKenna Jr is a soulful and often haunting balladeer, with a unique grit and power in his voice, a folky rhythm to his guitar playing, and an authenticity of his stories that has captivated listeners in his native Maritimes and around the North American folk community.
Mike draws inspiration for his music from his native Cape Breton, a region known as much for its rugged and picturesque landscape as for its rich cultural legacy that includes 500-years of colonial history and the accumulated oral traditions of Celtic, Mi'kmaq, and Acadian storytelling. The nostalgia of the Cape Breton countryside can be heard in Take Me Home, the opening track of Mike’s latest album Travelin Man, and in the oil-workers ballad, Die in the West -- songs that idealise the cherished landscapes of home.
MIKE MCKENNA JR 2016 SUMMER TOUR DATES
Aug 4: Governors Pub, Sydney NS
Aug 6: Lunenburg Folk Harbour, Lunenburg NS
Aug 12: Breton Brewing, Sydney NS
Aug 16: Grimross Brewery, Fredericton NB
Aug 26: le Cagibi, Montreal QC
Mike McKenna Jr’s powerful yet gentle voice, folky guitar playing, and captivating lyrics blend to bring you timeless tales of love, longing, and a search for heart and soul. Follow this Travelin Man on Facebook and twitter @MikeMcKennaJr
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Schedule: http://www.folkharbour.com/schedule/
Watch the video for “Die in the West”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6jK4fwLpx8