Mike Little’s Biography

Artists Mike Has Played, Toured Or Recorded With

  • Tom Cochrane
  • Corb Lund
  • Amy Helm
  • Matt Anderson
  • George Canyon
  • Chad Brownlee
  • The Rankin Family
  • Barney Bentall
  • The Road Hammers
  • Charlie Major
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Jason McCoy
  • Gord Bamford
  • Johnny Reid
  • Aaron Lines
  • Aaron Pritchett
  • Jetty Road
  • Jessie Farrell
  • Michelle Wright
  • Clayton Bellamy Band
  • Dustin Bentall
  • Crystal Schawanda
  • One More Girl
  • Jim Cuddy
  • Colin James
  • 54-40
  • The Grapes Of Wrath
  • Serena Ryder
  • Susan Aglukark
  • Crystal Bowersox
  • Jully Black
  • Tyler Connoly (Theory Of A Deadman)
  • Richard Marx
  • Greg Godovitz
  • Long John Baldry
  • Rik Emmett
  • Jerry Doucette
  • Matt Minglewood
  • The Stampeders
  • Ron Hynes
  • Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar)
  • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
  • Autumn Hill
  • Mackenzie Porter
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Kira Isabella
  • Dallas Smith
  • Belle Star
  • Brett Kissel
  • Julian Austin
  • Sean Verrault (Wide Mouth Mason)
  • Jack Semple

Awards And Nominations

  • Gold Record The Road Hammers 2006
  • Gold Record George Canyon Classics 2007
  • Gold Record George Canyon Better Be Home Soon 2011
  • Juno Award 2006 Country Recording Of The Year
  • Juno Award 2007 Country Recording Of The Year
  • Nominated Keyboard Player of the Year 2006 CCMA
  • Won Keyboard Player Of The Year 2007 CCMA
  • Nominated Keyboard Player Of The Year 2008 CCMA
  • Nominated Keyboard Player Of The Year 2009 CCMA
  • Nominated Keyboard Player Of The Year 2010 CCMA
  • Nominated Keyboard Player Of The Year 2011 CCMA
  • Nominated Special Instrument (Accordion) 2011 CCMA
  • Nominated Keyboard Player Of The Year 2012 CCMA
  • Nominated Keyboard Player Of The Year 2013 CCMA
  • Nominated Keyboard Player Of The Year 2014 CCMA
  • Platinum Record The Road Hammers 2014
  • Won Keyboard Player Of The Year 2015 CCMA
  • Won Keyboard Player Of The Year 2016 CCMA
  • Won Calgary Blues Music Association Keyboard Player Of The Year 2016
  • Gold Record George Canyon Somebody Wrote Love 2016

TV Appearances

  • Canada AM w George Canyon 2006
  • CMT Project Dad 2006 w George Canyon
  • CMT Hometown Hero 2007
  • CMT Road Hammers Live and Upfront 2006
  • CCMA Awards 2005 Performance Road Hammers
  • CCMA Awards 2006 Performance Road Hammers
  • CCMA Awards 2007 Performance George Canyon
  • CCMA Awards 2008 Performance George Canyon
  • CBC George Stroumboulopoulos Dec 2007 with Serena Ryder and George Canyon
  • CBC My Song Is My Gift George Canyon Christmas 2007
  • CMT Live At The Revival w George Canyon 2008
  • CMT Country Couples Aaron Lines 2008
  • CMT Christmas Special W George Canyon, Jessie Farrell and Aaron Pritchett 2009
  • CMT Christmas Special W Jason McCoy, Colin James 2010
  • CCMA Awards 2010 Performance George Canyon
  • Holiday On Ice CBC Figure Skating Special 2010 (Musical Director)
  • Canada AM w George Canyon 2011
  • ECMA w George Canyon 2011
  • CMT XM Sessions w Richard Marx and George Canyon 2011
  • CCMA Awards 2011 Performance w George Canyon and Richard Marx
  • CITY TV / CBC New Years Performance 2011/12
  • McMahon Stadium Flood Relief Concert Calgary 2013
  • CMT The Next Generation Film Shoot Sept 2013

Videos

  • Just Like You Single George Canyon 2008
  • Betty’s Buns Video George Canyon 2009
  • I Believe In Angels Video George Canyon 2010
  • When Love Is All You’ve Got George Canyon and Richard Marx 2012

Notable Major Label Recordings

  • Chad Brownlee/ The Fighters
  • I Got This/ George Canyon
  • Better Be Home Soon/ George Canyon
  • Classics/ George Canyon
  • Classics Volume 2/ George Canyon
  • What I Do/ George Canyon (Juno Nomination)
  • Borrowed Tunes/ Songs Of Neil Young w George Canyon
  • Candles And Evergreens/ George Canyon Dave Gunning
  • The Boom Chucka Boys / Ramble
  • Mackenzie Porter / Mackenzie Porter
  • The MBF Love EP / Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
  • Jason McCoy / Christmas At The Grand
  • Grapes Of Wrath / Singles
  • Grapes Of Wrath / High Road
  • Gord Bamford / Country Junkie (Juno Nomination)
  • Buddy Owens
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Alee
  • Joanna Borromeo / Kaleidescope (Juno Nomination)

Notable Tours And Performances

  • BB King/ Cross Canada 2002
  • Dwight Yoakam/ Cross Canada 2005
  • Roadhammers Overdrive Tour/ Cross Canada 2005
  • George Canyon Somebody Wrote Love Tour/ Cross Canada 2006
  • George Canyon European Tour (Scotland, France, Germany) 2007
  • George Canyon Classics Tour/ 2007
  • George Canyon, Matt Minglewood Persian Gulf Military Tour 2008
  • George Canyon Kandahar Afghanistan Canada Day Performance 2008
  • George Canyon Candles And Evergreens Christmas Tour/ Cross Canada 2008
  • George Canyon and Ron Hynes Socan Awards Performance 2008
  • George Canyon 54 40 Junofest Performance 2009
  • George Canyon What I Do Tour Cross Canada 2009
  • Aboriginal Awards w George Canyon and Crystal Schawanda 2009
  • Alan Jackson Tour w George Canyon 2009/10
  • George Canyon Christmas Tour 2010
  • Toby Keith w George Canyon 2011
  • Alan Jackson w George Canyon 2011
  • George Canyon Eastern Canadian Music Awards 2011
  • George Canyon Black And White Christmas Tour 2011
  • George Canyon Classics Tour 2012
  • The Sun Set Sessions Las Vegas Michael Bernard Fitzgerald Oct 2012
  • George Canyon Classics Tour Eastern Canada 2013
  • McMahon Stadium Flood Relief Concert 2013 Backing Johnny Reid, Colin James and Tom Cochrane
  • MDM Records Party Keyboards for Houseband 2013 CCMA
  • Open Road Records Party w The Roadhammers 2013 CCMA
  • Musician Care For Kids Charity Fundraiser w Gordie Johnson, Sean Verrault, Goddo, Jason McCoy, Paul Dean, Russell Broom February 2014
  • George Canyon “A Country Christmas” w the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Dec 2014
  • Susan Aglukark Christmas Tour 2015
  • George Canyon Christmas Tour 2015
  • George Canyon Jekyll And Nothing To Hide Cross Canada Tour 2016
  • Commonwealth Stadium Fire Aid Concert 2016 backing Dustin Bentall, Barney Bentall, Brett Kissel and The Rankin Family
  • George Canyon Nova Scotia Tour 2016

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