Oh I’ll forgive her on the day the Devil gets on his knees to pray..
With one dark, chilling line you are introduced to the simple, elegant music of PEI born singer/songwriter, Scott MacKay. MacKay’s country-ish songs are standouts, riddled with one-liners that catch the sun like a freshly polished cleaver.
Now living in Calgary, he has become an artist to watch, being nominated for Roots/Folk Recording of the Year and Male Artist of the Year at the upcoming Calgary Music Awards. MacKay’s newest offering “Twin” (produced by Leeroy Stagger) features fiddle, banjo and the haunting harmonies of his twin brother, Ben.
MacKay has a vibrato, thanks to his affinity for crooner vocalists, which gives him even more of an antique feel, like he just stepped out of a bus straight from the 1940's. - Bob Mersereau - CBC - East Coast Music
MacKay is equal parts deep voiced crooner and delicately annunciated soul. There is a certain smokiness and sensual feel to his voice, almost a whisper at points. It warms you up deep in the chest as he sings out his songs. A little bit Roy Orbison and a little bit Keegan Dewitt, Nashville songwriter. - Red Line Roots (redlineroots.ca)
If you are looking for a performer to provide an unforgettable evening of song, stories, laughter and impeccable musicianship, Scott MacKay is the artist for you. - Rhea March – Artist Development Specialist – March Music & The School of Song. (schoolofsong.com)
Art type: Live Music
Genre: Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Roots, Singer/Songwriter, Soul
Home base: Calgary, AB
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