Halifax musicians put solo careers aside, join forces for new band ‘Port Cities’
Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon and Dylan Guthro pose for a photo at the Carleton earlier this week.
For a musician, there’s nothing like being on the road with your friends.
Especially when your friends are artists you used to be in competition with, said local musician Carleton Stone of Dylan Guthro and Breagh Mackinnon.
“There’s a lot of singer-songwriters, especially in this community. We were kind of doing our own thing but also competing against each other,” said Stone, sipping beers with Guthro and Mackinnon in the back room of the Carleton Music Bar and Grill in Halifax.
“We just thought, there’s such a great chemistry between us, why not try to join forces and do something that’s bigger that any of us could do on our own?”
Stone, Guthro and Mackinnon are putting their solo careers on the back-burner and forming the band Port Cities.
Although all three have found success on their own, it wasn’t a hard decision to leave that behind, said the 23-year-old Guthro.