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Michael Lopez Phillips

A native son of Halifax N.S, Michael Phillips, aka Mighty Lopez, is a multi-instrumental singer-songwriter drawing on influences from classic Americana & Canadiana roots. As frontman of the band "Jughead", who Stompin' Tom Connors refered to as "one mean little street band", Lopez co-wrote & co-produced Jughead's debut CD "Uncorked" ( 1993) featuring their "Hockey Song", which was awarded a gold record as part of Attic Records compilation "Contact".
The follow-up to his debut solo CD "Mighty Lopez" will be released spring 2017. "Tales From the Wood" is a 12-song collection of compositions and collaborations featuring songs written & co-written by M. Phillips, Sean Cotton (of the Canadian folk duo"The Undesirables" fame) & George Axon, who not only produced & engineered the recording at his studio in Mississauga, Ont. (Axon Studios), but also added his mandolin, dobro & guitar. Other musical guests include Lopez' big brother Brigham Phillips, long-time musical director for John MacDermott & currently The Four Tenors, on the trumpet & Aiden Mason, long time guitarist for Anne Murray, on the fiddle.
Now residing in Huntsville, Ont, Lopez is active in the local music scene as a solo, a duo with George (a seasonal resident), & as a bass player for Sean Cottons' "Doghouse", & "The Muskoka Connection", which serves as a backing band for several local original artists such as Pam Millar, Paul Lagendyk & Riley Towns & local groups such as Mad Raven Dinner Theater & The Muskoka Rock Choir. You can hear Lopez regularly on local radio station Hunters Bay Radio.
In promoting "Tales From the Wood" Lopez & George hope to find a larger audience in Southern Ontario this year & spread their gospel to the rest of Canada in the following year. You can hear tracks from his CD "Mighty Lopez", as well as other demos & videos on his website or find him on Facebook