The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Dylan Menzie in Concert November 18 at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.
With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, PEI’s Dylan Menzie made an indelible mark in the talent-rich Atlantic Canadian music market. In 2016, he was a finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition on the back of his breakout single, “Kenya,” which then spent two weeks at number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 leading up to the release of his 2016 album Adolescent Nature. Drawing clear influence from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Joel Plaskett without being derivative of any one, the quality of these songs heavily belies the young artist’s age. He’s performed alongside acts like City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith and at major events like Canadian Music Week and the Edmonton Folk Festival, and if he continues on his current trajectory of each new song, each new release eclipsing its predecessor, he’ll soon be impossible to ignore.