Wow, summer is finally here in full form and I am happily headlong into festivals and shows all over the East Coast, and really excited to be capturing highlights and lots of fun with my SUMMER ROAD REPORT for Blues and Roots Radio! Hope you enjoy the video blog and following along with my tour travels! :-)
Last week was a full one for sure...starting with a cool, unique opportunity related to Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation with the 'Canada 150 Red Couch Tour' as it crosses the country stopping in locations all across Canada and people are invited to sit on the couch and chat about what Canada means to them. I was invited to
drop by for its Saint John NB stop and it was a load of fun and quite an honour to get to express a few thoughts of love and gratitude about our wonderful nation. Then I made a return to the lovely Shadow Lawn Inn restaurant in Rothesay NB for a relaxing evening patio show...one of the loveliest spots in our area. On Friday July 7th I played in Caribou Nova Scotia at the PEI Ferry Terminal for waiting passengers in the 'Music on Deck' series offered by Northumberland Ferries...a bit of a windy day by the sea but lots of friendly folks checked out the music. Then after a night off in picturesque Amherst Shore Nova Scotia it was off to the beautiful province of Prince Edward Island and the massive and always exciting Cavendish Beach Music Festival, one of the largest and most star-studded festivals on the East Coast. 2017 is my 7th year taking part in CBMF and I was delighted to be invited to host the ever-popular songwriters circle with some marvelous other artists - JJ Shiplett, Rylee Madison, Aaron Goodvin and Jessica
Mitchell. CBMF is always a barrel of fun and after all this time it's a homecoming of sorts for me. Then the band arrived and we ended the day with a rocking band slot on the Sirius XM Stage...just before main stage headliner Zac Brown Band cranked up the festival finale for the 30,000 or so folks who dropped by.
So all in all a mighty fun few days on the road and it keeps running down the line, with the Kempt Shore Acoustic Music Festival on deck for July 13-16...stay tuned!
Mike for BRR
REMIND ME...WHAT IS THIS BLOG THING AGAIN?
I was asked exclusively by the global internet radio station Blues and Roots Radio (based in Toronto) to capture the moment by moment adventure of my summer travels as an independent Canadian artist out there following a life in music. It features video, photos and a blog stream, which will all be showcased on the B&RR main website and linked on my blog. It will all wrap up with an Ontario tour in September, including a feature interview special in Toronto with B&RR co-founder Stevie Connor.
ABOUT BLUES AND ROOTS RADIO
Based in Port Credit, Ontario and Melbourne, Australia, http://www.bluesandrootsradio.com is a global online radio station with hubs in the UK, Ireland and Hawaii USA, featuring over fifty shows from around the world that highlight a vast array of independent artists playing Blues, Soul, R&B, Americana, Alt Country, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, Roots and more on a 24/7 stream. Described by Cashbox Canada as " Radio The Way It Used To Be " B&RR places high value on both the music of the independent artist and partner radio show hosts being free to present music to their listeners about which they are passionate.