Mike McKenna Jr. is a helluva singer-songwriter from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. He carries on the Canadiana folk music tradition in his songs his homespun lyrics with historical references and a warm voice. We talked Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022 at the 60th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival where he was a performer throughout the weekend.
His latest album is “At The Edge of the World.” He is showcasing Saturday, Nov. 5 at Nova Scotia Music Week at the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, Cape Breton, Thursday, Nov. 10 at The Carleton in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in Cape Breton, Novia Scotia. Follow him on social media @mikemckennajr.
On the podcast, we mention we mention former podcast guest Dave Gunning and in the intro, I shout out Kevin Barrett who has been on the podcast twice.
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The intro and outro music was written, composed and recorded by Paul “Dawg” Dixon.
Photos by Justyna Smith.