Bio

AARON MACDONALD

Out of the woods of Mabou, a town that beats in the musical heart of Cape Breton, comes the soulful, ever captivating, Americana singer Aaron MacDonald. It’s this small-town lifestyle that inspires songs for this ECMA nominee. Aaron’s matured blend of country and rock, all lovingly leaning towards roots and blues, carries the feel of familiarity while experiencing new songs for the first time. The authenticity of MacDonald’s live performances is magically captured as he lays out his life’s story with each song. His music comes across as something between the rhythmic soul of Nathaniel Rateliff mixed with the superb simplicity of John Prine. 

Named as one of CBC Music Searchlight’s Top 100 Emerging Artists, back to back album nominations for NSMW 2022 Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year and NSMW 2023 Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year, with spots at the 2023 Stan Rogers Folks Festival and Halifax Urban Folk Festival, this seasoned songwriter is making his mark.

Highlights

  • 2023 Music Nova Scotia Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year Nominee - "Rights & “Wrongs”
  • 2023 Stan Rogers Folk Festival
  • 2023 Halifax Urban Folk Festival
  • 2023 KitchenFest! - Songwriters Circle
  • 2023 East Coast Music Award Partner Stage
  • 2023 Acoustic Roots Festival
  • 2023 Inverary Resort - Songwriter Showcase
  • 2022 Music Nova Scotia Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year Nominee - “It's Been Too Long”
  • 2022 East Coast Music Award Showcase
  • 2022 Music Nova Scotia Award Showcase
  • 2022 Blueberry Jam Festival - Harvest Series
  • 2022 Acoustic Roots Festival
  • 2021 CBC Searchlight Top 100 Artist
  • 2021 Blueberry Jam Festival
     
  • Selling out and performing shows at top venues such as The Carleton (Halifax, NS), The Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON), Villains (Windsor, ON), The Trailside Music Hall (Charlottetown, PE)
     
  • 2024 Album - “Songs From A Hurricane” - feat. Steve Luxton
  • 2023 Single - “Last Call” - feat. Steve MacIntyre 
  • 2023 Single - “My Heart's A Little Bit Older Now”
  • 2022 Album - “Rights & Wrongs”
  • 2022 Single - “A Little Rain on Me”
  • 2021 Album - “It's Been Too Long”
  • 2021 Single - “United (We Can Carry On)”
  • 2021 Single - “My Soul and Me”
  • 2021 Single - “Gonna Get There”
     

 

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Rights & Wrongs

Aaron MacDonald

NSMW 2023 Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year Nominee

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LIVE SHOWS

Date Event Location
Admiral Lounge - Solo Performance Port Hood, NS Port Hood, NS
Whit's Public House - Solo Performance Inverness, NS Inverness, NS
Mabou Ceilidh - Full Band Mabou, NS Mabou, NS
ECMAs Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE
ECMA Showcase Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE
ECMAs Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE
Whit's Public House Inverness, NS Inverness, NS
Red Bird - with Greg Favaro Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON
Dakota Tavern - with Greg Favaro Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
Villains Beastro - with Greg Favaro Windsor, ON Windsor, ON
Cape Breton Island Music Tourism Convention Membertou, NS Membertou, NS
Cape Breton Island Music Tourism Convention Membertou, NS Membertou, NS
Whit's Public House Inverness, NS Inverness, NS
Cape Breton Island Music Tourism Convention Membertou, NS Membertou, NS
Whit's Public House Inverness, NS Inverness, NS
Whit's Public House Inverness, NS Inverness, NS
Whit's Public House Inverness, NS Inverness, NS
Tuna Blue Hubbards, NS Hubbards, NS
Keltic Lodge Ingonish, NS Ingonish, NS
Keltic Lodge Ingonish, NS Ingonish, NS

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