Self-described "drinkin' man's thinkin' man" Mikey Chuck Rivers issued his This Garage EP last spring, and as he prepares to release a couple of new collections this year, he's shared a video for "Winter Nights" ahead of a short Canadian tour.
In the clip, we see close-up footage of the Ontario tunesmith sitting in a cozy-looking room and strumming a quiet, unplugged rendition of the lyrical folk tune. It was recorded in the Christmas light-strewn Toronto apartment of Blanket Fort member Brittany Farhat.
"Winter Nights" is additionally the name of the songwriter's upcoming tour. It's mostly based in Ontario, but there's also a Montreal gig. See the schedule below.
As for the aforementioned upcoming releases, the full-length debut It's Mikey Here was recorded with Matt Weston in Lucan, ON. Featuring full-band studio arrangements, it's expected out in the spring or summer.
The other forthcoming record is an EP called Mystic Keg, which was made with Derek Perry of Fake Problems in Naples, FL. It features a number of guest contributors including ex-Hold Steady member Franz Nicolay.
Exact release details have yet to be confirmed for the EP and LP.
02/13 Ottawa, ON - Lunenberg
02/16 Montreal, QC - Pub Saint-Ciboire
02/17 Kingston, ON - The Artel
02/19 Peterborough, ON - The Spill
02/20 London, ON - London Music Club
02/21 Hamilton, ON - Homegrown Cafe
02/22 Bayfield, ON - The Black Dog
02/27 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
03/09 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern