“Playing acoustic guitar and singing about real stuff.” The songs that Kevin Mitchell plays and sings have the feel of a far off Woody Guthrie era, mixed with a roots vibe, and betraying just a little bit of his prairie heritage.
In the last few years the fire has been lit, and those songs are roaring into life. His unique style, rhythms and subject matter combine to create an exciting new and original voice in the Canadian folk music scene. With a style that conjures up Fred Eaglesmith, Bob Dylan, or Greg Brown, his original songs have a message of positive vibrations, but also the need for honest introspection in these times.
His last album, Home In The Sky (2015), featuring many talented Comox Valley musicians, was nominated at the recent VIMA’s for album of the year.
With two more albums slated to come out in 2016 with producer/ engineer Corwin Fox, this prolific songwriter is just getting into the swing of things. Last year, on a summer tour to his native Saskatchewan, he was enthusiastically embraced.
Accompanying Kevin’s music will be a show of ART Photo Posters on the Boreal Forest – a Boreal Series by John Murray and Don Kossick – and also short video clips on the need to protect and preserve the Boreal Forest.
Tickets are $10 at the door at The Stand!