Steve MacIntyre is a singer/songwriter from Cape Breton Island. Describing the things that move him well enough that they move you is his greatest pleasure.
“Steve MacIntyre is a rare original. He brings you in, effortlessly, to an intensely personal place you may not have expected, with his heart on his sleeve and a huge, bear hug of a voice.” – Jamie Foulds, producer
Telling stories of love, loss, and life, Steve takes you on a journey; one that is dripping with images of the east coast. The good and the bad take equal footing in Steve’s songs. They are songs that describe the things common to the human experience and do so through beautifully crafted words and music.
Out of the woods of Mabou, a town that beats in the musical heart of Cape Breton, comes the soulful, ever captivating, Americana singer Aaron MacDonald. It’s this small-town lifestyle that inspires songs for this ECMA nominee. Aaron’s matured blend of country and rock, all lovingly leaning towards roots and blues, carries the feel of familiarity while experiencing new songs for the first time. The authenticity of MacDonald’s live performances is magically captured as he lays out his life’s story with each song. His music comes across as something between the rhythmic soul of Nathaniel Rateliff mixed with the superb simplicity of John Prine.
Named as one of CBC Music Searchlight’s Top 100 Emerging Artists, showcasing at ECMA 2022, nominated for NSMW 2022 Americana Album of the Year, spots at the 2023 Stan Rogers Folks Festival and Halifax Urban Folk Festival, this seasoned songwriter is making his mark.
Born & raised in Mississauga, ON, Canada, Woody cut his teeth on the Canadian music industry with his band in the mid 90’s. Drawn to the small town lifestyle of his roots in Cape Breton, NS, he now calls his home Rockwood, ON. After many years struggling to find a place in the corporate world, he has now found a renewed passion & love for music and will not let anything stand in his way. The music is much more than Top 40. The kind of melodies that linger in your head well after you’ve heard them. He gives life to your own struggles. Like listening to an old friend. Woody is an unassuming, humble guy that will surprise you with his powerful voice. A voice that combined with the real & “come from the heart” lyrics will leave you more hopeful & inspired in your life.
Blurring the lines between alternative rock and roll and renegade folk, Steve Luxton captures moments in time and frames them in captivating melodies and haunting harmonic changes. Steve draws his sound from classic lyrical greats like Willie Nelson, the neo-modern country sounds presented by artists such as Sturgill Simpson, and the soulful energy & grooves of artists like the Bahama’s. Steve’s unique sound and high energy performances are quickly winning over audience members across the East Coast of Canada.