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Mike Biggar

Described as a definitive live performer, soulful, bluesy roots singer-songwriter Mike Biggar is known for intense, roiling live performance, signature soaring vocals and his disarming on-stage humor. The New Brunswick based performer characterizes his powerful style with a distinctively bluesy flair that emanates from his formative years in gospel music. Now with the release of his third full-length album GO ALL IN on Busted Flat Records he offers a fresh helping of his songwriting prowess that has twice before earned him Music New Brunswick Awards, an East Coast Music Award and numerous nominations and acclaim.

GO ALL IN is a roots music evolution for Biggar, achieved by connecting more deeply than ever with his own musical history. Both sonically and in substance he pays particular attention to his childhood roots in gospel music and the cultural influences of life on Canada's East Coast. The result is a delightfully eclectic offering that comprises a compelling representation of Biggar's musical lineage. Track to track, GO ALL IN tells a stylistic musical story - from the foot-stompingly fun bluesy acoustic lead-off 'Blood From A Stone' down through brass-backed, soul-stirring Memphis nods like 'Go All In' and 'If It Was Easy'. Biggar's penchant to mingle heartbreak and intimacy is well displayed with ballads like 'Leaving These Days' and 'Kinda Sad'. And his noted tradition for top level co-writing continues on GO ALL IN, pairing with East Coast blues marvel Charlie A'Court, Newfoundland producer/R&B artist Chris Kirby, and country hit-maker Chris Cummings.

A featured performer on major East Coast festival stages including the iconic Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, the Kempt Shore Folk Festival, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and more. Biggar tours regularly and has shared the stage with artists such as Steve Earle, Gordie Sampson, Matt Andersen, Stephen Fearing, Lynn Miles, Dave Gunning, Ron Hynes, Rose Cousins, Del Barber, The Brothers Landreth, and more.

2017-2018 see Biggar touring like never before, with extensive booking throughout Canada and into the USA, and GO ALL IN creates a potent roots music calling card that is sure to garner fresh affection from familiar listeners and make new fans wherever it is heard.