Friday October 18thIn Good Company – Inverness Education Centre/Academy
The four MacDonald siblings who make up the group Company Road have that bond and it is clearly obvious when they perform, interact and harmonize, even if they may have recently tried to strangle each other back stage! Kelly Jean, Mitch, Gordie and Brennan absolutely love singing and performing together and there is certainly something uniquely magical about watching them.
Although traditional Cape Breton fiddle music and dance is undeniably in their blood, being raised in Port Hood, a place deeply rooted in Scottish, Gaelic heritage, where stepdancing and kitchen parties are like snacks, Country music was a staple in their home growing up. It was the voices of George Jones, Vern Gosdin, Waylon & Willie, Merle, Tammy, Dolly, Loretta, Alan Jackson, Bobby Bare, and John Prine that drifted from the record player and AM radio, down the hall, past the only bathroom and into the ears of Cecil and Mary Janet’s seven children. And it shows that they still have a genuine sense of love for that music and all descendant Country to Americana and Indie-Folk music that has followed.
Brothers Brennan (Kilt; Gin & Juice; Crossfire) and Mitch (2nd place Canadian Idol Season 6) are no strangers to the stage having performed all over the nation and beyond and shared stages with the likes of Bryan Adams, Natalie MacMaster, Mariah Carey, Great Big Sea, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jason McCoy, Tom Jackson, and Matt Andersen. Gordie and Kelly Jean however have only recently been convinced to come out of the kitchen and bring their talents to the stage. Each brings their own style and voice to their music, from Kelly Jean’s amazing control and power, to Gordie’s incredible sense of harmony, Mitch’s soft indie-esque vibe and Brennan’s musical comfort and writing combined with family humour and personality. You’ll be in good company with this crowd.