Mike Campbell


Broadcast Date – June 20, 2018

Our chats will be just that very conversational, not entirely sensible and with any luck totally enjoyable…that was certainly the case when I stopped into Halifax’s mega award winning music venue and restaurant The Carleton last week to sit down for a catch up with the venue’s original owner and programming director Mike Campbell. Yes – THE Mike Campbell of MUCH MUSIC hits like MUCHeast, GOING COASTAL and of course MIKE & MIKE’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. These days Mike is celebrating a decade of playing host to some of the biggest and coolest musical acts on the scene. AND enjoying the fresh new look to the historic spot on Argyle – built back in 1760 – the stellar musical venue is staffed with a great new team to take it into the next exciting chapter so we’ll talk about that and so much more including the amazing artists who’ve graced the stage, Mike’s much revered ear for hearing talent, his take on destiny and we’ll even break some news about the line up for his Halifax Urban Folk Festival (aka HUFF) – so without further ado – here’s my conversation with the one and only Mike Campbell!

Follow Mike Campbell on Twitter @MSCambo
For the scoop on The Carleton visit thecarelton.ca 
For more on HUFF (Halifax Urban Folk Festival) click here
newportfolkfestival
For more on the headliners The Carleton Weekend Mike announced Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta), Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Lily Hyatt
Here’s that Garland Jefferies video that Mike told us about


For more on the many artists mentioned by Mike just click on their name James Hetfield, Willie Nile, Robbie Crowell, Midland, Deer Tick, Joel Plasket, Dave Marsh, Chris Pinell, Jay Smith, Chuck Profit , Matt Mays, Tift Merritt, Alejandro Escovedo, David Lowery, Cracker, David Hitchock, Rose Cousins, John K Sampson, The Weakerthans, Daniel Ledwell, Norman Black, Teenage Fanclub, Jill Barber, The Stanfields, The Who, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Teenage Head, Elvis Costello, The Prentenders, David Byrne, INXS, Tom Cochrane, Baskery, Matt Andersen, July Talk
The Marquee Club
Treble Clef Carlingwood
A&A Records
Attic Records
Check out MIKE AND MIKE’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE


Click here for just a bit about the legendary Police Picnic – Mike sent me this picture to prove he was there – so cool

Heatwave (Festival)
We played Gang of Youths “Let Me Down Easy” available on iTunes here
Here’s “The Heart Is A Muscle” by Gang of Youths live


We played Odds “Someone who is Cool” available on iTunes here
For details on Odds and Stephen Paige show click here
You can listen to my chat with Jim Cuddy by clicking here
You can listen to my chat with Steve Poltz (recorded at The Carleton) here
for more on Mike’s ONES TO WATCH – check out Hillsburn and Mick Davis (The Novacks), Kim Harris 
For more on Tim Chaisson and The East Pointers click here
We played “Stealin’” by Catherine MacLellan available on iTunes here
Mike made a long list of true talents from PEI including Catherine MacLellan, Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, Christina Martin, Tanya Davis

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