Cape Breton Island, NS, CA
Country / Country Rock / Contemporary
I just wantd to let you all know I've posted a couple new live performace acoustic
videos with the help of some old friends of mine who sat in to sing harmony and
provide some instrumentation-."Before I Go" is a song I wrote after losing
a very dear friends father(actually one of the guys singing with me) and talks about
loss and life on the road(which I know way too much about...) and Here I Am is a
song I wrote for my best friend and biggest supporter, my wife. I'd really love
it you all might give them a listen when you have a minute and share it with anyone
you think might enjoy it.I've posted them to my reverb page. Thanks a million!
"For country music, Jeremy Pike won the genre. Pike is a 35 year old singer-songwriter
living in Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, who started playing guitar and
singing as a teenager. In his bio, Pike remembers his musical father, and “sitting
around singing great folk, singer/songwriter stuff…very eclectic…Stan
Rogers, Harry Chapin, Kingston Trio, Traditional.”
Pike continues: “I always loved great harmonies, story songs, folk…and
rock with big guitars and a drive that get’s [sic] your foot going…and
country music has all those elements.Pike’s contender “Every Time I
Hit The Bottle” has all of that, which might be surprising coming from a man
that admits that “writing songs… wasn’t something I took very
seriously until last September.” But not so unusual from a man who also states:
“[Writing] a great song that touches people has always been the number one
goal.”" Derek Bird, CBC Music
"By Laura Jean Grant - Cape Breton
SYDNEY — Following on the heels of his success in two high-profile music competitions,
Jeremy Pike is set to release his first full-length album.
The Cape Breton-based singer-songwriter, who is originally from Dartmouth but now
lives in Pleasant Bay with his young family, won the country category of the John
Lennon Songwriting Contest last year for his song "Every Time I Hit the Bottle,"
and was one of 30 finalists on the CMT show “Big in a Small Town."
Now he's turned his attention to recording, travelling to Nashville, Tenn. twice
over the past year to put together 12 tracks for a new album, working with some
of country music's finest players and producers in the process.
In the lead up to the album's release, Pike has made a free acoustic version of the
title track "Every Time I Hit the Bottle" available online at www.reverbnation.com/jeremypikesongwriter.
" Laura Jean Grant, Cape Breton Post
As the Cape Breton-based singer-songwriter awaits word on whether his win in the
country category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest will translate into the
overall top prize, he already has his hat in the ring of another music contest.
Pike, who is originally from Dartmouth but now lives in Pleasant Bay with his young
family, was recently named winner of the John Lennon contest’s country category
for his song “Every Time I Hit the Bottle.”" Laura Jean Grant,
Cape Breton Post