Mike McKenna Jr. with Jordan Musycsyn- Saturday May 19th

May 2018

Join us at Governor’s for an initimate night of songs from troubadour Mike McKenna Jr. Joined by Cape Breton singer-songwriter Jordan Musycsyn, this night promised to be an unforgettable evening of roots, folk, country & Americana.

9pm start | $10 advance | $15 door (19+)
Tickets available at https://mikemckennajrmay19th.eventbrite.ca

With a gritty, soulful voice and unique authenticity in his stories, Mike McKenna Jr is a singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia, Canada who has captivated listeners in his native Maritimes and around the North American folk community.

Mike draws inspiration for his music from his early life growing up in Cape Breton, a region known as much for its rugged 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. His raspy, warm vocal style is reminiscent of a folky, Sweet Baby James era James Taylor, or the humble power of Ray Lamontagne, but his tales of tragic sea voyages and lost lovers are a contemporary throwback to the nautical-themed traditional songs of his home province, and a revival of this niche traditional genre made popular by Canadians like Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot.

Jordan Musycsyn is a hard working singer/songwriter, is a masterful storyteller writing songs about life and love with pathos and humour in a Folk-Country style. He sustains a busy touring schedule thruout Canada in support of his sophomore album ‘Old State Of Mind’. Drawing on his own life experiences he writes relatable songs of love, loss and the human condition. A dynamic performer, Jordan moves the audience from laughter to tears and back again. His first album ‘The Pitch’ (released in the fall of 2014) was nominated for 2 Music Nova Scotia awards. He has toured across the Maritimes and across Canada many times playing his songs solo, with his band, with the Cape Breton Summertime Revue and Tis The Season.

“JORDAN MUSYCSYN is a great musician and a great storyteller”
– Alan Doyle, GREAT BIG SEA