Mikhail Laxton

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Fri - Sep. 3
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Bowie's, Smiths Falls


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Mikhail Laxton’s fondness for vintage soul is most evident on “Hold On” and “Cheater,” songs that approach love from two different perspectives while illustrating how quickly it can be torn apart by suspicion and doubt. With choruses punctuated by gospel-infused backing vocals, these two tracks clearly show Laxton is ready to command large stages.

However, the other half of the story is his troubadour roots, which shine through brilliantly on the ballads “Wasting Our Time” and “Stay The Night.” These glimpses into a blossoming relationship seem almost too intimate at times, a testament to how effective Laxton is at setting a scene we’ve all been in where the reward outweighs the risk, if we have the courage to take it.

A suggested tip of $10 to the musicians will be greatly appreciated.