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HFA Art Breaks – pop’s music with the mighty lopez
April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Let the Mighty Lopez babysit your kids for an hour through his live stream concert featuring classic children’s songs, movement and fun.
A native son of Halifax N.S., Michael Phillips, aka Mighty Lopez, is a multi-instrumental singer-songwriter drawing on influences from classic Americana & Canadiana roots. He’s also a rad dad and a grandpa to boot, and has been developing his repertoire of kid’s songs during his shifts as a babysitter.
The show is designed for kids 3-8, and will be broadcast live on April 30th at 10am on the Mighty Lopez Youtube Channel.
As frontman of the band “Jughead”, who Stompin’ Tom Connors refered to as “one mean little street band”, Lopez co-wrote & co-produced Jughead’s debut CD “Uncorked” (1993) featuring their “Hockey Song”, which was awarded a gold record as part of Attic Records compilation “Contact”.
The follow-up to his debut solo CD “Mighty Lopez” will be released spring 2017. “Tales From the Wood” is a 12-song collection of compositions and collaborations featuring songs written & co-written by M. Phillips, Sean Cotton (of Canadian folk duo “The Undesirables” fame) & George Axon, who not only produced & engineered the recording at his studio in Mississauga, Ont. (Axon Studios), but also added his mandolin, dobro & guitar (see George’s bio below). Other musical guests include Lopez’s big brother Brigham Phillips, long-time musical director for John McDermott & currently The Four Tenors, on the trumpet, Aidan Mason, long time guitarist for Anne Murray, on the fiddle, & Ed Roth one time organist for Rick James.
Now residing in Huntsville, Ont, Lopez is active in the local music scene as a solo, a duo with George (a seasonal resident), & as a bass player for Sean Cotton’s “Doghouse”, & “The Muskoka Connection”, which serves as a backing band for several local original artists such as Pam Millar, Paul Lagendyk & Riley Towns & local groups such as Mad Raven Dinner Theater & The Muskoka Rock Choir. You can hear Lopez regularly on local radio station Hunters Bay Radio.
Pop’s Music is part of HfA ART BREAKS. To help supports kids and their families, HfA is offering a slate of easy and fun online arts based activities while we all practice social distancing. These include FREE video demonstrations, livestream performances and online gatherings facilitated by local artists. The program offers kids a creative outlet while at home and can give parents & caregivers a little break to take care of themselves