Mitchell Makoons “Courage” – Rocking across the plains of Manitoba

Mitchell Makoons

Mitchell Makoons melts through the Manitoba winter with his new track ‘Courage’.   The song is an uptempo cooker that blends Makoons’ Ojibway roots with straightforward americana. In 2022 he was nominated for three Manitoba Country Music Awards.  ‘Courage’ will certainly garner another nomination.

Reflecting on writing the song Makoons says, ’Courage’ is one of the 7 sacred teachings used in Ojibway culture. Mitchell in a new and turbulent state of life, harkened back to this teaching inspired by watching birds be carefree. All I really needed to achieve my upcoming goals was some courage, so I put down some tobacco, prayed to the Creator and wrote this song.“

About Ed Donnelly 128 Articles
Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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