Broad Cove Boys

The Broad Cove Boys

Chris Johnston — Steve Ashton — Tim Glogowski

Broad Cove Boys

Acoustic Roots & Rock

Chris and Steve hail from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia respectively. Individually, they cut their teeth in the vibrant music scenes in St. John's, Toronto and Alberta, as well as in Atlantic Canada. They have played on the same stages as Gordie Sampson, Ashley MacIsaac, the Barra MacNeils, Trooper, Jeff Healey and Econoline Crush. It is that collective experience they bring to their shows, which are characterized by their dual guitars, harmony vocals and high energy. The guys also perform under the name 'The Broad Cove Boys' with good friend Tim Glogowski (mandolin, harmonica, vocals) so named because they married three beauties from Broad Cove, Inverness County on Cape Breton Island. Rounding out the band on occasion is the very talented Neil Colosimo on keyboards and guitar.

In October 2013, they released their self-titled CD, featuring 12 originally penned tunes that recall Blue Rodeo, Tom Petty and the local Maritime music they have grown up on. The CD was launched at the Hart & Thistle in Halifax. Check it out at:

  • FCM Kitchen Party, Cunard Centre

  • FCM Kitchen Party, Cunard Centre

  • FCM Kitchen Party, Cunard Centre

  • Cabot Public House (Cabot Links)

  • Broad Cove Boys with Heather Rankin after opening for her in Montague PEI

  • CD Release Party at the Hart & Thistle, October 19, 2013

  • Steve and Chris at Broad Cove July 2013.

  • Recording guitar tracks for the CD at Fox Harbour, April 2013.

  • The CDs arrive for the CD release party!

  • Old Triangle, February 28, 2015, Prince Edward Island.

  • Montague Waterfront.

  • Rockbottom Pub (Halifax).

  • Photo by Greg Gidney of

  • The Broad Cove Boys.


Classic Rock (60s-70s-80s)

  • Squeeze Box (The Who)
  • Give A Little Bit (Supertramp)
  • Heartache Tonight (The Eagles)
  • Piano Man (Billy Joel)
  • Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
  • Listen to the Music (Doobie Bros)
  • Me & Julio (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • Cecelia (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • Yer So Bad (Tom Petty)
  • Learning To Fly (Tom Petty)
  • I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
  • Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty)
  • The Apartment Song (Tom Petty)
  • Take It Easy (The Eagles)
  • Small Town (John Cougar Mellancamp)
  • Jack and Diane (JCM)
  • Little Pink Houses (JCM)
  • Authority Song (JCM)
  • Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield)
  • Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
  • Cuts Like a Knife (Bryan Adams)
  • Blister In the Sun (Violent Femmes)
  • Sweet City Woman (Stampeders)
  • Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
  • The Joker (Steve Miller)
  • Jet Airliner (Steve Miller)
  • Stuck in the Middle (Stealers Wheel)
  • Land Down Under (Men at Work)
  • New Orleans is Sinking (Tragically Hip)
  • Streets Have No Name (U2)
  • Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
  • Downtown Came Uptown (David Wilcox)
  • Band on the Run (Paul McCartney/Wings)

Modern (90's - 00's)

  • I Will Wait (Mumford and Sons)
  • Patio Lanterns (Kim Mitchell)
  • Home (Phillip Phillips)
  • Ho Hey (Lumineers)
  • Hard Road (Sam Roberts)
  • One Headlight (Wallflowers)
  • Laid (James)
  • Queen of California (John Mayer)
  • No Such Thing (John Mayer)
  • Ants Marching (Dave Matthews Band)
  • Babylon (David Gray)
  • Go Nowhere With You (Joel Plaskett)
  • Brian Wilson (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Time (BNL version)
  • Walk on the Ocean (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
  • She Ain't Pretty (Northern Pikes)
  • 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)

Celtic / Atlantic Canadian

  • Followed Her Around (Jimmy Rankin)
  • Cool Car (Jimmy Rankin)
  • Whisky When The Sun Goes Down (Jimmy Rankin)
  • Tripper (Jimmy Rankin)
  • Drunk & Crucified (Jimmy Rankin)
  • We'll Carry On (Jimmy Rankin)
  • Feel the Same Way Too ( Rankins)
  • Dirty Old Town (Pogues)
  • Fisherman's Blues (The Waterboys)
  • Sonny's Dream
  • Wasn't That a Party
  • Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • Mary Ellen Carter
  • Wild Rover
  • Paddy Murphy
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Rattlin' Bog
  • Lukey's Boat
  • Getting Dark Again (John Allen Cameron)
  • Heave Away

Roots / Country

  • Wagon Wheel (Matt Andersen version)
  • Rose Colored Glasses (Blue Rodeo)
  • Hasn't Hit Me Yet (Blue Rodeo)
  • Head Over Heels (Blue Rodeo)
  • Five Days in May (Blue Rodeo)
  • Trust Yourself (Blue Rodeo)
  • Driving My Life Away (Eddie Rabbitt)
  • Rainy Nights (Eddie Rabbitt)
  • Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
  • Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
  • The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
  • Copperhead Road (Steve Earle)
  • Guitar Town (Steve Earle)
  • Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
  • Swinging (John Anderson)

Here is a list of upcoming and past gigs the Boys have played across the Maritimes.


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Email: Steve Ashton