If you’re in the mood for some great songwriting punctuated with amazing Cape Breton fiddle, look no further than the Keith Mullins & Colin Grant show at The Carleton on Wednesday, March 21st. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $15 advanced or $20 at the door. Two killer talents on one stage for the price of one!
Musical cameleon Keith Mullins has been playing music all his life. Raised in Cape Breton, NS – where his family played all styles of music from the hits to jazz, from Cape Breton fiddling to country – music runs thick through his blood. Keith is a multiple award winning songwriter with a degree in classical music and has studied with master drummers in West Africa and Cuba. He’s toured the world playing with East Coast’s finest musicians and has worked passionately at the art of music, from creation to performance to production, all the while maintaining his focus in the pursuit of forward thinking projects.
His album Localmotive Farm shares the name with his organic farm in Nova Scotia. His album The Wood Buffalo Youth Song Project was a collaborative effort where he created a CD that the schools could use for fund-raising. His newest release, Island Sol, is a documentary/album collaboration between Keith and some stellar Cuban musicians recorded at the famous Egrem Studios in Havana Cuba.
Hard-driving but clean, lively and passionate, traditional yet original; Colin Grant’s fiddle playing has stepped to the forefront of the East Coast traditional music scene – and people are sitting up and taking notice. Although most at home with traditional Cape Breton fiddle music, his versatility as both a lead and side musician has given him experiences in a variety of traditional styles, in addition to folk, rock and country genres. Besides having received an ECMA nomination for Roots / Traditional Solo Album of the Year for his self-titled debut album, Grant currently performs with contemporary Celtic instrumental group Sprag Session. Sprag Session has kept him on his toes, performing at festivals in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Tasmania.