Wil Mimnaugh will be in Golden playing a live show on Dec. 29.

Country punk hits the Golden stage

The Rockwater Grill and Bar will be hosting an evening with the country punk sound of Wil Mimnaugh on Dec 29.

The Rockwater Grill and Bar will be hosting an evening with the country punk sound of Wil Mimnaugh on Dec 29.

Mimnaugh was born to parents who were both musically proficient. On Friday nights he would sit and listen while his parents played and sung along to the old crooners and guitar legends.

This childhood, listening to Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins and Hank Williams, led to Mimnaugh blending his love of “old school country” with new diverse punk and alternative rock.

In 2002, Mimnaugh’s first album titled “Both Hands” independently sold more than 6,000 copies.

The result was a touring schedule that allowed Wil to perform more than 300 shows in one year and earned him four nominations at the 2005 WCMAs including Producer and Entertainer of the Year.

For Mimnaugh’s sophomore, and first major label release, (EMI) titled “By December” he collaborated with some Canadian legends.

Mimnaugh worked with Dave MacKinnon (FemBots), 54-40′s Neil Osborne, and Broken Social Scene’s Jason Collett.

Mimnaugh spent the first part of 2011 writing and recording his fourth album “Heart of Mine” which he produced with then drummer and producer, Jason Cook.

With four albums under his belt and a fifth on the horizon, Mimnaugh does not plan on slowing down.

He says “I feel very fortunate that my music is starting to find its way through avenues such as television and film. I thoroughly enjoy the process of making the music to imagery – when I feel a strong connection to the visuals it is ‘that much’ more enjoyable. I’ve always been an illustrator and for me, composing music this way feels right. I was never a reader-I love watching film; maybe this is my way of contributing to something I love.”

 

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