Summer News.. 2015..

Hey folks and country-ites!!

Summer tour is coming west..  Big return to the Pembina River Nights festival in Evansburg AB, with dates all the way there with lots of stops!  .  Please click on  “tour dates”  for full schedule.

The official release of Reel to Real is coming shortly. We are mixing the album at the moment..  Will be ready for an official release on July 1.

Keep checking back for all the news..

See you this summer,

Mike Lynch

 Happy New Year 2015 friends !

Sorry for the delay on releasing my upcoming album. But life gets busy what can I say.. I will make it available sometime soon  in 2015.  I’ll be releasing the CD with a video and available for purchase at Maple Music and itunes..

You can always purchase some of my back catalogue at www.maplemusic.com/mikelynch

Live shows are coming: I’d like to thank Old Winery(NOTL), The Merchant Ale house(St.Catharines), Jordan House (Jordan),  Golden Pheasant (the Duck),  Kilt and Clover(Beamsville)  for some great times in my local area here…Been great, thanks!  

Tour:  I may be hitting the roads in Canada in April, and I’ve been booked for a couple festivals out in western Canada for the summer of 2015. Will be busy with a tour as well..

So once again,  looking forward to seeing you out there at a show near you!!

Happy New Year to you,

Mike Lynch

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REVIEW: Timmins Kayak Festival.. 2013

“Mike Lynch played the 6th Annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival in Timmins, Ontario. His performance was stellar from the beginning to the end. . From covers to originals, Mike kept the crowd entertained. Many got up to dance while others purchased one of his Cds. Mike’s performance was definitely value for money spent. I would re-hire this passionate and gifted musician again in a country heartbeat. “
Guy Lamarche – Artistic Director.        http://www.thegreatcanadiankayakchallenge.ca/

 

October 2013… Blog

Well, it was a great summer and fall, and now I find myself getting into songwriter mode! I feel a new recording on the horizon.. This year has been full of inspiration, and I have no idea why.. Well I have some idea to be honest..(but that’s personal)! But lately the songs are flyin’ out of me.. I had about 30 song ideas, since May, 10 are keepers, and can’t wait to share.. But then a couple weeks will go by and who knows.. It may be partially the weather.. I don’t know.But here is some pics from my favourite gig this summer the Pembina River Nights in Evansburg in late July.. SO FUN!

! pembina pics11 mepianopembina pics2pembina pics8 joeljaymepembina pics6 me(cropped)pembina pics11 mepianopembina pics 1  I released ‘Transitions’ this past March, and it was definitely a new adventure for me, putting the piano in the show.. But I really enjoyed the intimate moments that it brought, and some of the ‘Happy Days’ sing alongs… If you didn’t get it yet, could be a stocking stuffer.. Its a romantic record, I will admit..But one of my personal favourites…

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Summer Tour!!! 2013…

Howdy folks, its lookin’ like a fun summer thus far anyway… Sometimes you never quite know til ya get out there, and see for yourself..

But I’m excited to be invited back to the Pembina River Nights in Evansburg Alberta www.asmallshieldmusic.com  this summer Friday July 12 at 7:30.. with some of my favourite songwriters like Fred Eaglesmith, Tom Wilson, and Steven Fearing among others..

Best part is, its all happening this year at the same time at Calgary Stampede week so the gigs are rolling in with some Stampede parties we’ll be performing at..

You can also catch us at the Burks Falls Rodeo on Saturday June 28.  http://burksfallsbucknrodeo.blogspot.ca/   in Ontario, and later in the summer at the around the Virden Rodeo in Manitoba; find us at  Alexandra Hotel Black Gold Saloon,  August 15,16..

This will also be my first time to the Timmins Kayak festival http://www.thegreatcanadiankayakchallenge.com/festival-events with lots of great artists sharing the stage on August 24th in Timmins Ontario..

Don’t forget to say hi when I see you!! 

Mike Lynch

John Cairns – article posted April 13, 2013

Music Review
MUSIC-MAN MIKE LYNCH MAPS THE ROADWAYS OF HUMAN HEARTS Review by Jay Scott Kanes Author, Island Toes A’Tapping (2006) ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Canada
   Following the recent death of Stomping Tom Connors, long regarded as Canada’s leading …traveling balladeer, the task of upholding hit-the-road musical traditions falls squarely onto the likes of Ontario-based Mike Lynch. Being in some respects even more talented than Connors, Mike appears fully equal to the challenge. A country-music songwriter and guitar-string puller with a wealth of experience gained when traveling and performing from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, Mike recently released a new CD, titled Transitions. In a slight “change of gears”, he filled this collection mostly with love songs, turning into more of a troubadour than ever. From “Our Love” and “Krissy’s Song” to the likes of “Right All Along” and “Far Away Girl”, these songs follow not the routes shown on highway maps, but rather the trails of love passing through human hearts. These pathways can prove highly complex.
“Hard as nails, she can be, Or soft as a pillow some days. She can stir me up, put a fire in my side, Or say that she loves me after a fight, Oh, this love, it ain’t perfect, But it’s our love…. Our love is like a wide-open sky, Sun in your face, tear in your eye, It’s beautiful, yeah.” From “Our Love”, Mike Lynch, Transitions, 2013
Mike assesses some of the important lessons that he has learned on journeys of the heart. “Every girlfriend taught me something, Something about love. When I was younger, I thought I knew love. But really I didn’t know that much. Always learning, We’re still learning about love….” From “Krissy’s Song”, Mike Lynch, Transitions, 2013
Even an on-the-move musician can form the most truly meaningful attachments. As Mike sings: “Her name was Krissy. It’s a funny story. She moved in next door, And into my house, And into my heart, And I never let her go, And we’re still learning. We’re still learning about love….” From “Krissy’s Song”, Mike Lynch, Transitions, 2013
Produced by Matt Keighan and by Mike, Transitions emerges from Audiomat (www.audiomat.ca), a studio in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Among the supporting musicians, Jay Reed plays electric guitar, Keighan handles drums and Joel Banks tugs on bass guitar. Not only did Mike write every song, but he plays piano and harmonica too.
Mike’s high-magnitude impact resonates on every track. Along with a wealth of love songs, Transitions features several tracks about other challenges, like nicotine addiction (“Last Cigarette”) and persistent partying (“I Tied One on Last Night”).
“This is my very last cigarette, I’ll never smoke again, Just like the one I had late last night, and the one before then…. The doctor says if I don’t quit, It soon will be my death…. Now I’m hanging onto Every living, loving, last puff Like it’s my last breath. Why do all the good things Have to be so damn bad for us?” From “Last Cigarette”, Mike Lynch, Transitions, 2013
Sometimes life poses serious challenges. Then mere survival tests a person. “Hard times on the left hand, Troubles on the right. It’s hard to be a good man, When you’re fighting for your life. You’ll cheat, you’ll steal, You’ll never sleep at night, When there’s hard times on the left hand, Troubles on the right.” From “Hard Times on the Left Hand, Troubles on the Right”, Mike Lynch, Transitions, 2013
Another song, “Happy Days”, blends words of longing with an update about the characters in a long-popular television show. “Richie Cunningham fell in love with Lori Beth. They got married and had a family of their own. Mr. and Mrs. C, you know they’re still together, And Fonzie still likes to ride that motorbike. And I want to be part of your Happy Days, Your haaaa-ppy days….” From “Happy Days”, Mike Lynch, Transitions, 2013
Listeners to this album easily find much to like. Anyone seeking flaws or disagreeable aspects will find the going much tougher. For more details: www.lynchmusic.ca.See More

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