The Blue Sky Miners

  • December 19, 2015
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toronto’s Blue Sky Miners arrive in Halifax for a special early show on Saturday, December 19th. Show time is 7 PM and we’re doing a suggested $5 at the door to encourage music lovers to come out for them. They’ll be well worth the effort, trust us…


Here’s the bio skinny…

There’s water underneath the ground, dig deeper ’til you hear the sound, intone vocalists Jena Gogo and Jay Mitchell on Blue Sky Miners’ new single, Cold Water. Blue Sky Miners has been working to unearth their unique sound since their inception in 2013.  Although both Jena and Jay grew up in British Columbia, it was in a small Toronto bar that they met and discovered their magnetic songwriting partnership.  After enlisting the help of guitarist Eric Duquette, bassist Mark Lavoie, and drummer Stefan Hegerat, Blue Sky Miners was quickly named one of blogTO’s “Top 5 Folk Bands To Watch in Toronto.”  Following a year of headlining slots at some of Toronto’s well-known venues, such as the Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace, and a Canada-wide tour, the band decided it was time to channel their creative energy into crafting their debut EP.

It was during the long, cold Toronto winter of 2014 that the quintet began to piece together their vision for their self-titled debut. After enlisting the help of producer/musician Todor Kobakov (Lindy, Sarah Slean), the band found a creative home at Toronto recording studio Lincoln County Social Club where they used old tube and ribbon microphones, vintage guitars, keyboards and synths to craft the gentle-but-gutsy sound they call “Rocky Mountain Desert Rock”.  Blending the deep roots of folk with the soulful highs of bluesy rock and roll, Blue Sky Miners present a collection of songs reminiscent of desert campfires and the mysterious mountain ranges they once called home.