Canadian folk/americana singer-songwriter Mike McKenna Jr. enchants his audience with his raspy, intimate voice and captivating storytelling. Hailing from Cape Breton, NS, Mike now resides in Montreal, QC, but continues to bring us the nostalgia of home through carefully chosen poems, protest songs, and true stories about life and death in Nova Scotia’s coastal, working-class communities.
Known for his powerful lyricism and intricate musicianship, Mike’s latest record At The Edge of the World (April 2020) was met by incredible support with features in Spotify Editorial playlists including Renegade Folk and Contemporary Folk, on Mahogany’s YouTube playlist, in The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, Canadian Beats, Roots Music Canada, The East and more.
Produced by 23-year-old Berklee graduate, Victoria’s Quinn Bachand (Rosier, Kittel & Co, Brishen) along with the talented hands of Jon Anderson (Andy Shauf, Rosier, Foxwarren) on mixing and Grammy-nominee Philip Shaw Bova (Father John Misty, Feist, Bahamas) on mastering, the album delivers a fuller, livelier set of tracks than his previous. Mike’s incredibly raw, soulful vocals are surrounded by a beautiful mix of electric and bass guitar, along with an atmospheric backdrop of strings, pedal-steel and drums.
Mike has had the opportunity to play renowned festivals and venues touring North America such as RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Montreal Folk Fest sur le Canal, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Rockwood Music Hall, National Arts Centre, Club Passim among others and has shared the stage with the likes of Hawksley Workman, William Prince, Michael Daves, Ashley MacIsaac, Old Man Luedecke, Good Lovelies and more.
PRESS & RADIO