McKillop: folk story teller

From Onanole, Manitoba Logan McKillop is a folk- singer songwriter, and storyteller who has been on a 3 week tour called Home Roots, Big Horn Trail tour in northern BC and Alberta.  

Some of the tour have various venues, but also take place in peoples living room.

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“It’s been an absolute fabulous time, a real treat to be playing in northern BC and Alberta it is a beautiful part of the country and beautiful people,” McKillop says who has been touring by car. “I love it so far.”

McKillop has played in every Province and Territory in Canada, and also in Europe.

McKillop has released two albums; Prairie Sky and Anchorless. Writing his folk music himself, he started writing in high school.

“Creative time being in the studio and taking a acostic song and watching it develop to production, it’s like watching your baby grow up,” McKillop says. 

“Canada is a huge country, I feel greatful that I can do what I do and I get to expereience seeing so much of our beautiful country, it’s living the dream. It’s been incredible the opportunity to share songs in other Countries.”

The first instrument McKillop played was the drums, he also plays the bass, mandolion, banjo and guitar acoustic and electric. When asked about his songwriting process, “every song is different, sometimes it’s music first then lyrics or starts with a phrase, or a idea, sometimes the music comes second, sometimes it takes me 20 minutes or 3 years,” McKillop says.

The performance on November 15 at the DC Art Gallery was his 119th show this year.”I plan on continuing to tour in Canada and hope to be coming back, thank you Dawson Creek Mirror for sitting down and having me,” McKillop says. “I’m really excited to play at Dawson Creek Art Gallery for the first time in a grain elevator, I’m a prairie boy myself so I will be right at home.”  

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