The Rural Music Project is a new Nova Scotia wide touring circuit for roots musicians. The Project will bring well known artists to perform in under-utilized community halls & churches. These facilities are the centre of community’s life but are increasingly challanged to keep in good repair. The Project will pair these wonderful rural venues with first class acoustic talent who are well know to audiences.
The Project is being created by Max MacDonald who has over 30 years of experience in the music industry. As a performer, Max was a founding member of Buddy & the Boys, The Rise & Follies of Cape Breton and the Cape Breton Summertime Revue. As a businessman, Max was co-owner of Rave Entertainment and cofounder of the Celtic Colours International Festival. As a volunteer, Max is a past Chair of the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) and is currently on the Board of the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC).
The Rural Music Project did its first tour in December with “Noel- A JP Cormier Christmas” featuring JP Cormier & the Elliot Brothers. This was the first Christmas tour JP has ever done in his long career. The show featured songs from his Christmas CD of the same name as well as a number of the songs & fiery instrumentals he is so well known for.
The Next tour will take place across Nova Scotia in April & May and will feature award winning singer/songwriter Terry Kelly. http://www.terry-kelly.com/