We are pleased to have a chance to catch up with Renfrew, ON’s country artist, Shane McNulty. Shane is planning to release a brand new EP shortly, which follows his two previous album releases, Cold Beer and Barbwire and Drive. Check out his song, “Back Bone of Steel” below and find out more about him in our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi, my name is Shane McNulty. I hail from Renfrew, Ontario. I’m a beef farmer/logger with a passion for country music. As a singer/songwriter, I have 2 albums under my belt, Cold Beer and Barbwire and Drive with a new EP on the way.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Though my early years were torn between rock and country, I soon learned that country was my chosen favourite. As the years went by, I tend to use a blend of both in my writing style and in the production of my recordings.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
With the summer winding down, it’s allowing me time to concentrate on my new EP. We are an entertaining band playing originals and the top 100 hits of days gone by. With a rock edge or with a smooth country sound, you will be sure to recognize these tunes and dance the night away from Jason Aldean to Garth Brooks.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
This song was written about a family experience with Alzheimer’s. It’s called “Nanna’s Song” off of my first record. It’s a song that many people can relate to that have experienced the Alzheimer disease in some capacity.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?
I like Aaron Pritchett, Jason Blaine, and Aaron Goodvin to mention a few. They all have a great stage presence. I’ve followed them for many years admiring the hard work it takes to get to where they are.
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.