Scott MacKay’s Stupid Cupid available now!


Today, Scott MacKay releases his new album Stupid Cupid, a collection of 10 original songs that combine the Charlottetown PEI native’s sharp contemporary wit with his fondness for vintage country music of the ’50s and ’60s. Stupid Cupid is available on all digital platforms, and Scott MacKay’s Bandcamp page.

MacKay co-produced Stupid Cupid with Adam Gallant at The Hill Sound Studio in Charlottetown, with mixing done by Scott Franchuk in Edmonton. His third full-length effort, Stupid Cupid features MacKay backed by his regular rhythm section of Josh and Sam Langille, along with renowned guitarist Grant Siemens and pedal steel master Burke Carroll. For MacKay, the project is a reflection of what he describes as getting bit by the classic country bug since his previous release.

“I really became smitten with songwriters such as Shel Silverstein, Hank Williams, Bobby Bare, Roger Miller and others,” he says. “It made me focus my attention on improving my songwriting, and I tried to learn as much about it as I could. I took a lyric writing class, a storytelling class, and a creative writing class. I even took part in a songwriting workshop in Nashville where I got to meet and learn from some of the greatest songwriters in the world.”

The results of that hard work speak for themselves on Stupid Cupid. From the title track’s protagonist having his plan to win his dream girl go terribly wrong, to the tale of someone receiving a “Brand New Heart” from a man killed by his lover, to the surprisingly philosophical “God Walks Into A Bar,” MacKay effortlessly breathes new life into longstanding country music themes. However, it’s all designed to put a smile on your face, as well as a tear in your beer.

Click the logo below to watch the video for “Romance Novel” at The Bluegrass Situation.

Tomato/Tomato’s “Take It On The Road” video premieres at The Bluegrass Situation

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You can watch Tomato/Tomato‘s video for “Take It On The Road” exclusively now at The Bluegrass Situation! Click on the logo for the link.

It’s a taste of the duo’s new album Canary In A Coal Mine, due out in February. Stay tuned!

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Kyp Harness’ “Talking To Myself” premieres at No Depression

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Renowned Toronto singer/songwriter Kyp Harness will release his 14th album — simply self-titled — on Oct. 19, and you can get an early listen to the track “Talking To Myself” exclusively now at No Depression by clicking the logo below!

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Kyp Harness is another brilliant collection of nine timely observations of our fraying society, rendered with all the wit, wisdom and just the right amount of folk-rocking flair that Harness’ die-hard fans have come to expect. The album’s crackling energy is the result of the tracks being laid down during a single all-day session at Toronto’s Revolution Recording, with Joao Carvalho capturing the chemistry generated by Harness, the renowned pianist Tania Gill, bassist Mike Smith and drummer Sean Lancaric.

Get it at kypharness.net