From July 7-9 in Cavendish, PEI country music fans will be in their glory as they attend Cavendish Beach Music Festival, which as usual features some incredible country music talent. As we’ve done in past years, we are counting down to the big weekend in the form of interviews with some of the Canadian performers! Today, we are featuring the talented, Jessica Mitchell.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
I’m Jessica Mitchell and I’m a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada.
Cavendish Beach Music Festival is one of the biggest Country festivals around, how does it feel to be a part of this event?
It is absolutely an honor to be back this year. I have such a love for the East Coast and their crowds.
You are one of many extremely talented artists on the lineup for Cavendish Beach Music Festival, who are you most excited to check out at the festival?
I’m excited I finally get to see Brothers Obsorne. They’re such wonderful people and incredibly talented. I lucked out being on a night where I also get to see Zac Brown Band. It’ll be my 4th time seeing them.
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
I’m playing a great new festival called Kootenay Country Festival in BC with George Canyon, doing a ton of Canada 150 stuff and will be back on the stage at Boots and Hearts ahead of some of my favorite people to hang with. Looking forward to a busy summer.
Describe your live show using only 5 words.
You will feel many feelings.
If you were asked to give an up and coming Canadian artist some advice, what would that advice be?
I always start this question by saying I’m not really in a huge position to give advice yet, but if I had to give it I’d say always be who you want to be, live life and leave room to write about it, and tell your story. And play live as much as you can, even if it’s to your pets. Your live show will be the reason you sustain a career for years and years.
In honour of Canada’s 150th, who are you favourite Canadian artists/ bands?
Tragically Hip, legendary. I grew up with Chantal Kreviazuk, Neil Young and bands like Pilate (Pilot Speed) and Wintersleep.
What’s up next for you?
Busy summer schedule with shows and couldn’t be more excited for it.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.