Out of the woods of Mabou, a little town that beats in the musical heart of western Cape Breton Island, comes the soulful, ever-captivating, folk-rock singer Aaron MacDonald. It’s this small-town lifestyle that breeds much of the inspiration for this grizzled ECMA nominee. Aaron has pounded the East Coast and Canadian music scene for many years, now armoured with new material and a desire to get it to the people, he’s back from the shadows of Route 19.
It’s the first foray in a few for the formidable MacDonald as he offers a glimpse into the life of the seasoned songwriter. Aaron has been known to East Coast audiences for a long time and it’s been far too long since they’ve seen the man wave his wand with words.
Touring Canada extensively throughout the 2000’s as the Aaron MacDonald Band, Aaron built a strong following on the East Coast and attracting fans across Canada with his alt-country-folk-rock sound. His music comes across as something between the funky, positive-vibe tunes of someone like Jack Johnson and the country-contemporary sound of Jimmy Rankin.
Country... folk… rock… blues… it’s difficult to lay a handle on what you will hear from Mr. MacDonald. “Roots music.”, as he likes to call it, will be sure to be the main course with a delightful blend of old favorites for dessert.