The kiddo and I completed a very short and frosty 19.42k ride and, afterwards, we went to The Sanctuary for a few rounds of Exploding Kittens and a Spicy Black Bean Hamburger. I may, or may not, have had a few drinkee-poo’s to boot. Now we’re settling down at home and listening to the ‘I Want to Make With It You‘ by Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.
After having her butt handed to her three times over, HRH wandered up to the auditorium to see the band soundcheck and noticed that they were selling records. Of course, we had to go up shortly after to watch together and see if we could purchase one.
Luckily, we could….and did.
In fact, Michael not only sold us a record but literally stopped soundcheck to sell us one as well as getting the entire band to sign it for us. And he even threw in a free t-shirt for HRH as well who, by this time, was all starstruck.
“This. Is. Amazing.”
I doubt she’s going to take that shirt off for, like, weeks.
Michael is from Calgary, Ontario. The album was written during a break up he was going through at the time, yet he wouldn’t call it a “break up” album. It is a record born in longing though. Best put, “it is music to get a speeding ticket to”. An honest and reflective lyric over a bed of driving drums, electric guitars, bass, strings and voices.
Michael is a touring troubadour, most of his time is spent on stage playing clubs, theaters and festivals across North America. He is a dog man with a good plan and two hands, an engaging live performer touting love first and foremost.
Michael has shared the stage and toured with Joel Plaskett, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steve Winwood, Third Eye Blind, Sam Roberts, Stars, K-OS, The Wallflowers, Elliott Brood, Lights and many more. Tonight, fortunately for us, he’s passing through Ridgeway and ended up making one 11-year-old girls, night.
Thank you Michael.
You’re a class act.