Daughter of a Working Man is Carmel Mikol’s third album and first solo release in five years. As a songwriter, Mikol has a diverse roster of co-writes from “Ooh Love,” a Canadian Top-10 single by platinum-selling pop artist Ria Mae, to Juno-nominated Inspirational-pop singer Chelsea Amber, to blues artist John Campbelljohn.
Mikol’s two previous albums won the Grand Prize in the Folk Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Great American Song Contest, received three East Coast Music Award nominations, and charted in the Top Ten on the Canadian Earshot Folk charts. She has performed alongside Canadian folk greats Amelia Curran, Rose Cousins, and David Francey through extensive touring and appearances at festivals across North America.
Daughter of a Working Man is a folk record, centred on strong lyrics and storytelling, dressed up in strings, electronic effects, and textured vocals. As in all Mikol’s work, the songs vacillate between the deeply personal and broader social issues of inequality and injustice.