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New single “When It’s Time to Go” out 4.15.2019

New single “When It’s Time to Go” out 4.15.2019

“The ice she knows when it’s time to go, but I don’t…”

My new single comes out April 15th. I’ve been working on it for over a year, and actually much longer. The seed of this song began back in 2011 when I was touring on the east coast of the USA. It was early spring, and as I drove south from Maine, the snow and ice quickly disappeared, each mile tracking one more degree towards warmer weather and spring revival. I thought then about how the natural world clocks itself so closely to seasonal rhythms, how when it’s time, the ice simply goes, it doesn’t hang on. I sang a little line of lyric into my iphone voice memos that day. It would take seven years for the idea to find its home in this song, finally.

“When It’s Time to Go” was built from scratch in my home studio and my co-producer, engineer, and band, helped me translate my ideas onto a bigger canvas at The Sonic Temple Studio. Layers of piano, delayed electric guitars, and heavily fuzzed bass, make this track sound and feel like a moving glacier: heavy and slow, but absolutely unstoppable.

I’m so proud of the work we’ve made and I can’t wait for you to hear it. Check carmelmikol.com and all the places you listen to music on April 15th to hear it! The complete EP will be released later this summer.

Summer Shows in NS, NB, and PE with full band

Summer Shows in NS, NB, and PE with full band

I’m playing select shows this summer in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI with my band and some good friends. If you’re nearby, we hope to see you out at the shows.

Saturday, June 9th
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Concert Series

St. John’s Anglican Church
64 Townsend Street, Lunenburg NS
Doors 6:45pm – Show 7:30pm
$25 adult | $12.50 youth (25 and under) advance
GET TICKETS

Thursday, July 5th
Makin’ Waves Music Festival

w. Ria Mae
Wentworth Park Bandshell, Sydney NS
Show starts around 7pm
Free and open to the public!
INFO HERE

Saturday, July 21st
The Hollywood Star Room

w. Ted Simmons
1560 Route 690 Clark’s Corner, Ripples NB
Show 10:00pm
$25 adult | $12.50 youth (25 and under) advance
Tickets at the door; Info HERE

Monday, July 23rd
Trailside Inn & Cafe

w. Ted Simmons
109 Main Street, Mount Stewart PE
Doors 6:30pm | Show 8:00pm
$20 in advance
TICKETS HERE

Reviews of the New Album & Interviews

Reviews of the New Album & Interviews

“Fearless, genuine, and unapologetically original”
Canadian Beats

“These new folk songs feel like old wisdoms brought forward to today, when we need them again in a bad way.”
Bob Mersereau, CBC

“Mikol’s lyrics are profound and colourful, capable of leaving a lasting impact”
The East Magazine

“Her approach allows her to tackle big concepts, while keeping the songs’ tone and content down to earth.”
Stephen Cooke, Local Xpress

Interview & Live performance at WUWM Public Radio Milwaukee:
http://wuwm.com/post/carmel-mikol-messing-our-view-folk-music#stream/0

Haven’t heard “Daughter of a Working Man” yet? Find it on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, or buy a hard copy CD here: Bandcamp.com

Evergreen Theatre & Full Circle Festival

Evergreen Theatre & Full Circle Festival

Finally: spring. Find me and the band at three shows in Nova Scotia this month. We can’t wait to play for you. We’re feeling awake and alive.

Friday June 3rd
Feature performer – Avon Spirit Coffeehouse
Open mic hosted by Full Circle Festival
Avon River Heritage Museum
17 Belmont Road, Newport Landing, NS
evensi.ca

Saturday June 11th
Evergreen Theatre
Full Band show – double bill with Gabrielle Papillon
1941 Stronach Mountain Road, Margarestville, NS)
evergreentheatre.ca

Friday June 17 – Sunday June 19th
Ful Circle Festival 2016
Full Band and special guests
Avon River Heritage Museum
17 Belmont Road, Newport Landing, NS
fullcirclefestival.ca