There is a passion for music that can be heard in Jason MacDonald's latest CD "Got A Ways To Go."
BY FLEUR MAINVILLE
This Cape Breton entertainer has written acoustic ambitious songs that have audience members listening with their hearts. There is an energy about Jason that helps fans connect with his warm personality and his wonderful storytelling.
"Got a Ways to Go" is Jason's third CD. It has been said that Jason is able to craft songs with the same art and tradition as the greats. He has been nominated for Nova Scotia Music Awards, East Coast Music Awards along with Canadian Country Music Awards and has toured all over Canada and in the United States leaving his signature style of playing and his warm passion for Cape Breton music in a trail of fans.
Not only a father, lobster fisherman, singer songwriter, Jason is also known for hosting "Meet the Music," his radio program based out of Cape Breton. He draws inspiration from all of these things when having written the songs for "Got A Ways To Go." MacDonald says that most of these songs were not forced out of him but basically poured out with most of the songs telling the story of MacDonald's life and his love for his home, Cape Breton Island. It is no surprise that the beautiful traditional song "Loch Lomond" found its way onto the album.
Since Jason MacDonald's first release "Leave My Mark," it has taken him 10 years to get to "Got A Ways To Go." He has maintained a very busy performing schedule and is a well known name on the Island. This album comes from a very mature singer songwriter and leaves us wanting to sing along. It is truly going to stand the test of time and will one day be among the greats.
For more information on Jason MacDonald please visit www.jasonmacdonald.com
Fleur Mainville has been a part of the East Coast music scene for over 20 years and she would now like to share with you her insight on East Coast albums and the artists behind them. To contact Fleur email her at email@example.com.