New Brunswick based bluegrass darlings have charmed the East Coast with the release of their debut album “So It Goes” and now the quirky duo is taking on the world with their upcoming album, “I Go Where You Go”.
From high energy foot stompers and traditional folk, husband and wife duo John and Lisa McLaggan have layered the tunes with memorable melodies, gorgeous harmonies, and Lisa’s unique washboard /bass drum /tin can setup.
They have performed extensively throughout Canada and Eastern United States.
A port city is a place where cultures and histories collide, where goods and ideas are imported and absorbed into the local bloodstream. The trio of celebrated Nova Scotian songwriters who now call themselves Port Cities honour that tradition. Their chosen name isn’t just indicative of where they’re from (the harbour hamlet of Cape Breton) but what they do: fuse divergent styles and experiences into a singular roots-rock sound.
Port Cities is a collaboration six years in the making. The trio first crossed paths in 2011 at a songwriter’s workshop hosted by Gordie Sampson, the Nova Scotia native who has become one of the most in-demand writers and producers in Nashville.