Sandy Mackay – Call of the Wheel7 September 2012
Do you like acoustic folk music? Down-home, Celtic-tinged, eastern Canadian guitar-based tunes you can hum along to?
If so, you should listen to Sandy Mackay‘s album, Call of the Wheel. He’s written and recorded a bunch of songs on which he sings, and plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, keyboards, bass and bagpipes. He brings along some friends and family too.
Speaking of family, here’s the best reason you should check out this album: Sandy is my cousin. Good one, cuz!
You can find out about Sandy from his web page; you can listen to, and then buy, Call of the Wheel online too. And if you’re going to be in Saint John, New Brunswick on September 15th you can get tickets for the album launch.
My favourite track so far is “Epizeuxis”, because it’s bluesy, funny, and it taught me a new word. “Mr. Thompson” is really pretty, too.