June 11, 2021

UP Close with Mike McKenna Jr

UP Close with Mike McKenna Jr

Singer-songwriter Mike McKenna Jr. has emerged on the Canadian music scene with a raspy, soulful, intimate voice, his distinct indie folk/Americana tones,and songs laden with captivating storytelling. Originally from Cape Breton Island, he continues to b...


Singer-songwriter Mike McKenna Jr. has emerged on the Canadian music scene with a raspy, soulful, intimate voice, his distinct indie folk/Americana tones,and songs laden with captivating storytelling. Originally from Cape Breton Island, he continues to bring us the nostalgia of his home through carefully chosen narrative, poetry, protest, 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 newest record At The Edge of the World (2020) continues to be met with incredible support both in Canada and internationally. It has received a long list of nominations; Contemporary Album of the Year by the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 2021 Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year + Rising Star Recording of the Year + Fan's Choice Video of the Year by the East Coast Music Awards, 2020 Album of the Year by Blues and Roots Radio, and has been featured on several high profile Spotify Editorial playlists including Renegade Folk and Contemporary Folk, Mahogany Sessions' Acoustic Coffeehouse and Chilled Folk Vol. 3, The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, Canadian Beats, Roots Music Canada, The East and many more.

Breaking news! Mike McKenna Jr was announced the winner of the the ECMA Rising Star Recording of the Year 2021 for ¨At The Edge Of The World¨

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