Bio

With thunderous vocal prowess and a unique authenticity in his stories, Mike McKenna Jr is a soulful singer-songwriter from Cape Breton Island who has captivated listeners in the Montreal music scene, in his native Maritimes and around the North American folk community.

His vivid tales of modern heartbreak and tragic sea voyages are a fresh throwback to the nautical-themed traditional songs of his home province of Nova Scotia, and a revival of a rare style brought into the mainstream by veteran Canadian songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot and the late Stan Rogers.

Funded by FACTOR and the Canada Council of the Arts, and produced by CFMA nominated and two time Felix award-winner Simon Marion (Les Poules à Colin, Vishten), Mike's newest release and first full length album Pacific Northwest Bound offers listeners a chance to hear songs ranging from dark and dusted-off Maritime shanties to modern indie-folk anthems, to acoustic neo-soul jams, all of which bear a continuous, historical storytelling element.