REGINA BOY RETURNS WITH HOMETOWN MUSIC DEBUT
Folk and roots musician John Michael Lind hits his old hometown with three bang-up shows
August 25, 2021 in Artist News
REGINA BOY RETURNS WITH HOMETOWN MUSIC DEBUT.
REGINA-RAISED folk and roots musician John Michael Lind hits his old hometown with three bang-up shows.
Vancouver-based touring musician JML brings his sweet tenor voice, driving guitar rhythms, fun and soulful original songs, and crackerjack covers of great songs by the likes of Steve Earle, John Prine and Gordon Lightfoot to 3 of Regina's best music venues.
August 31: 9:30pm Revival Music Room.
September 2: 8-10pm Bar Willow Eatery on the deck.
September 8: 8-10pm Bushwakker Brewpub's first Live Music show in 18 months!
John Michael Lind (JML) got his early exposure to folk music at Regina's Guild of Folk Music, doing sound for local artists and even engineering the 12th Annual Regina Folk Festival album.
Kitchen jams in Regina's Cathedral Village neighbourhood gave JML his first lessons in making music, and after moving to the West Coast, and years of couch practice, he made his first forays into public performances in the coffee houses and open mics of Vancouver.
Several successful Western Canada tours later, playing everywhere from bars to festivals, sharing the stage with wild animals and even wilder musicians, JML has built a dedicated following with his fun, up-tempo and soulful stage presence.
His debut CD "Out on the Land" received glowing reviews, with Vancouver's Georgia Straight lauding the title track as "...a modern-day dust-bowl ballad about an old man living out his declining days on the prairie, and there's clearly something real to it."
Written in his Regina Mount Royal kitchen, the song Out on the Land was inspired by the obvious changes to the family farm in Saskatchewan, getting generous radio airplay across the country.
JML has since released successful singles, as well as making it to the finals of the Merritt Rockin River Music Fest Talent Search; placing in the Canadian Songwriting Challenge with his song-writing and recording collaboration with his brother Martin Lind; and receiving regional and national radio airplay.
JML writes and tours incessantly.
Follow him at: https://jmlmusic.com/