News for May, 2014

If you’re wondering what Mike’s been up to for the last little while, here’s an update for you!

Have you heard One More Girl‘s new “Drunk Heart” single? If so, you may have recognized Mike’s signature mandolin! Mike also contributed to Chad Brownlee‘s Fallin’ Over You, which played on Canadian Country Radio nation wide.

Earlier this spring Mike judged and performed at both the Central Fraser Valley and Prince George fiddling contests alongside Mark Sullivan and Keith Hill.

During the Prince George competition, Mike’s student Kai Grongberg won the 2014 BC Provincial Fiddle Championships at age 16. Click Here to view a youtube video of Kai’s final set!

Mike was excited to play a part in an ABC movie pilot titled Sea of Fire filmed in Deep Cove,BC.

What can you expect from Mike in the future? He’s currently gearing up to go on tour with Grammy nominated singer songwriter Deric Ruttan!

To round off this update, here’s a clip of Mike and Craig McGregor performing two traditional fiddle tunes, Smash The Window and McNabb’s Hornpipe.

Fiddlerama 2013

Take a look as Mike plays an opening tune for Fiddlerama 2013, accompanied by Patti Lamoureux on piano.

To learn more about Fiddlerama, visit their website by clicking here.

Jill Barber & CBC In Concert

Mike recently joined his friends Steve Dawson, Jeremy Holmes, and Liam MacDonald along with the always wonderful Jill Barber for a night of Hank Williams and other Vintage Classics for the CBC In Concert at Studio 1 Vancouver. Click the image below to view the songs!

Mike Sanyshyn with Jill Barber, CBC Toque Sessions 2012

Lastly, some new music to listen for with Mike’s signature fiddle:

  • Ridley Bent

Mike Wins 2 BCCMA Awards!

Mike Sanyshyn wins 2 BCCMA 2012 Awards. Photo: Ken G. StewartLast night at the 36th Annual BCCMA Awards Gala & Industry Soiree, Mike Sanyshyn took home the following two awards:

Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award

Mike Norman All Star Band (Special Instrument)

It was a great night full of amazing performances, and Mike was happy to contribute his time and skills as Music Director for the awards gala.

Updates & A New Website

A revised edition of Mike Sanyshyn’s Collection of Original Fiddle Music along and his CD’s are now available for online purchase!

Mike is currently touring with Nashville based artist Deric Ruttan. They are scheduled to perform on the CCMA’s 2012 in Saskatoon live on CBC Television.

Tour Dates Update:
Aug 5 Jason Blaine, Barrie,ON
Sept 1/2 Kenny Hess, Todd Richard, at Harrison HotSprings “Bands on the Beach”

CCMA week:
Sept 6 New Artist Showcase
Sept 7 Cabaret Night with Jason Blaine, Aaron Pritchett and Deric Ruttan
Sept 8 Musician Citations Awards House Band
Sept 9 CCMA Awards Show with Deric Ruttan

On June/12 (with the back up band The Lyin’ B’s and Tianna on bg vocals), Mike had the priviledge of working with Michelle Wright, Russell De Carle and Wendell Ferguson at Merritt Walk of Stars Gala in conjunction with The CCMA Hall Of Fame.

Its a big honor to be asked to judge and teach in Ottawa for the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling August19-26!

New music to listen for that features Mike’s signature fiddle :

  • MDM recording artists Chad Brownlee and Jess Moskaluke
  • Former Canadian Idol finalist Karen Lee Batten
  • 604 Records Jessie Farrell and AJ Woodworth
  • Jim Byrnes
  • Whiskey Jane
  • Kylee Epp