Jordan Musycsyn, Artist of the Week
Runs Sept. 21-25
Jordan Musycsyn is a quickly developing songwriter from Sydney, Cape Breton. His narrative writing style allows him to portray his short stories and meaningful messages with each song. The Musycsyn Band hails from mountains and valleys of Cape Breton Island where the boys joined together for the cause of good tunes and a good time.
Raised on his dad’s record collection, Musycsyn says he didn’t worry about listening to what was cool or current growing up, focusing instead on the folk and country sounds of John Prine, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, with Tom Petty and Neil Young providing the rock and roll.
If you’re going to learn, might as well learn from the best, and Musycsyn has definitely developed a knack for telling a story in song. The Pitch is like a novel, with 14 chapters that combine to form a bigger picture of growing up in Sydney, looking for love and, most importantly, constantly pondering a future beyond the shores of Nova Scotia.
Whether or not you should make the move, it’s always scary to think about your future. This is my first album, so I had a lot of songs to go back to. Some of them were written four years ago when I was in a different mindset than I am now.
“So some of them come from a time when I was a little bit confused and worried about what was going on. But I’m not going nowhere; I’m pretty happy here. I would never want to leave Cape Breton, in terms of living somewhere else.
Jordan’s debut album, The Pitch, was highly anticipated by friends and the music community alike. Whether drawing on his own life experience with the humorous songs such as, “GST,” “Mountain Fry Lullaby,” and “Winein’,’’ or his heavier songs of love and loss and the human condition, such as “Didn’t Back Then,” and “Runaway Lane,” and “Young Wanda,” Jordan moves the audience from laughter to tears and back again.
The Band consists of Mike LeLievre of Slowcoaster. Glen Bourgeois, Jordan Bruleigh and Cape Breton picker PJ Confiant on guitar. The album also features Cape Bretons finest Colin Grant on Fiddle, Joe Waye on Pedal steel guitar and Ben Furry on Mandolin.
His old school brand of Folk-Country has been compared to the likes of Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Prine.
Jordan Musycsyn is a classic songwriter. The band creates a country rock folk fusion. These musicians met thru countless run-ins on the local music scene and decided to work together towards a common goal of good music. They have toured countless venues and have played showcases all around the Maritimes picking up good reviews and winning new fans along the way.