The reviews are already coming in for ‘Transitions’..

Mike’s new CD Transitions is “A Breath of Fresh Air” ..I enjoyed auditioning (this) new album and plan to program it over the next couple of weeks
Michael Richard LeBlanc/producer & ‘”on-air” show director, CBC Radio, 106.1 FM in Moncton

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“Mike has once again shown himself to be a truly singular and unique songwriter. His latest collection “Transitions”  is a varied and fresh-sounding assortment of rowdiness and sensitivity.”
Pete Walker, Music Director
KX-96 FM Oshawa

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December Tour Dates. 2012.

SATURDAY. Nov.  24  House Concert, Sarnia ON. If you’re in the area contact Kim at #519-381-6261
Nov. 30, The Duck in St.Catharines, w’ Marty Allen, and Angela Sircusa!!  
Dec. 7, Old Winery, Niagara On The Lake – highway #55
Dec. 8, Kilt and Clover, Beamsville ON.  “Eric Arsenaults Birthday Party”..!!   King St. and Mountainview.
Dec. 14, Espanola Garage Concert,  Espanola On.
Sat. Dec. 15, Ahmic Harbour Hotel, Ahmic Harbour, ON.
Dec. 28 , Moonshine Cafe, Kerr st.  Oakville On.
Dec. 31,  New Years –  190 Fairway Rd.  Woodstock Ontario.   Tickets are $20 or $25 at the door.  reservations at 519-533-6466 or email Carolyn – carolyn@sallycreekgolf.com

http://lynchmusic.ca/tour-dates/

July 15, 2012

Hey folks,  its been a super busy summer so far..    We toured out to Dauphin Manitoba (performing in Sudbury, Goulais River, Wawa, Rossport, and  Nestor Falls Ontario, along the way ) for Dauphin’s Countryfest! www.countryfest.ca     .    It was an amazing experience!   We performed the mainstage to at 1:30 on the Saturday for a big, enthusiastic crowd!  Then at 4:30 I was back on mainstage again with one of my heroes Charlie Major! As part of the “Songwriters Circle” with Clayton Bellamy, Arron Lines, Joel Stewart, Charlie Major, Wendell Ferguson..   I walked on stage looking for a seat and a microphone, and between Joel Stewart (CMT/artist)  and Charlie Major, there was one chair available.. I didn’t even think about it, the choice was clear..   As the songwriter in round came down the line, Charlie performed  “I do it for the Money”,  I followed with my “Will to Survive”!  Then he played “Backroads”, so I answered with “Old Fashioned Side of Me”, etc..   At the end of the show,  Charlie Major turned to me and said “Could I have a copy of your CD”..  I mean, this guy is a monster songwriter and a real nice guy too, and he wanted a Road Map!!

We then rushed back to perform at Roger Marin’s Cicadafest in St.Catherines On. The following week.  Where we headlined the Friday night!   This was a well run festival, with artists from all over North America appearing.. www.cicadafest.com  Was a great time!!  Check out the pics below! Pictures by Ian Faiers..

 

Country Music News /December issue/ CD Review (written by Larry Delaney)

Mike Lynch – Road Map ; Produced by Brian Allen

Mike Lynch is the ‘real deal’. A hardcore, country singer and songwriter, with material not unlike what we hear from Tim Hus, Corb Lund and other ‘troubadour’ styled artists.  This latest collection of tunes by the St.Catharines, Ontario-based artist is truly a standout piece of work; thanks to his edgy songs and the crusty vocal delivery that gives them a contemporary twang.

There are several songs here that really standout. Songs About the Road, lives up to its name, utilizing ‘road song’ titles to get the message across (it is patterned similar to Gary Allan’s Songs About Rain lament from a couple years ago.)  In the same vein, the title track tune Road Map covers that rocky road in life and love that most everyone travels (especially ‘troubadours’). Another winner here is the hardcore traditional country tune Old Fashioned Side of Me; while the hurtin’ country  song  House Full of Mirrors is given a neat Dwight Yoakam fell.  There’s quite a variety of material on the album.  Check out the bluesy ballad Will To Survive, with Mike Lynch sounding not unlike Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy; while Turn On The Evening News, with its radio/TV news clip intro makes an interestion political statement – intended or otherwise.

Shot of Whiskey and Baby’s Long Gone are a couple of ‘drinkin’ songs that fit perfectly into this off-beat collection of songs…with none more off-beat than God Locked The Keys In Her Van, a fun tune about a good time gone bad.

Road Map, Mike Lynch’s Sixth album release, was produced by Brian Allen, and features session support from the likes of Doug Johnson (pedal Steel) , John P. Allen (fiddle), Wendell Ferguson (guitars), and a host of other top notch players.  (For info/copies vist www.lynchmusic.ca)