Author: Executive Director

Raffle Winners

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the raffle sponsors for their contributions to make the 24th Annual Roots&Blues Festival raffle

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THE WILLY GAW QUARTET

The Willy Gaw Quartet is Richard Owings on Violin, Bill Lockie on Stand-up Bass, Jordan Dick on Lead Guitar and Willy Gaw on Rhythm Guitar.

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COLVIN & EARLE

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle both remember the night they met. It was nearly 30 years ago, and Colvin had been invited to open a

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PlayZONE

The Play Collective is a collaboration of performing artists and musicians who invite interactive play with all ages. Together Performers, Live Musicians, Artists and the

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Workshops Ready to Go

Workshops and artist collaborations account for 50 per cent of day time programming at ROOTSANDBLUES which equates to a combined 24 hours of music at

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Music Crawl Update #1

Hard to believe, but in two months time the Salmon Arm ROOTS&BLUES Festival gates will be opening and to kick-off the 2016 festival patrons can

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EVENING PERFORMANCES

Planning out your festival itinerary and all the logistics that go into attending Salmon Arm ROOTS&BLUES is a job in itself, so we figured we’d

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DIYET

The ROOTS&BLUES is pleased to announce the addition of Yukon-based singer-songwriter Diyet who will be making her first appearance at ROOTS&BLUES. Born in a tent,

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QUARTETTO GELATO

Coming to ROOTS&BLUES ’16 with a completely different musical sensibility is the award-winning classical ensemble Quartetto Gelato. The groups repertoire consists of a mix of

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SHRED KELLY

Since the inception of Shred Kelly, the Fernie BC based band have been re-defining what folk-rock means. Through their individual pan-Canadian backgrounds, Tim Newton, Sage

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HARROW FAIR

Miranda Mulholland & Andrew Penner are two members of Harrow Fair. One part stomping songs that echo early Country and Rock n Roll. The other

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ADRIAN NATION

Guitarist, singer, writer of songs, are just some of things that go to make up the man Adrian Nation. Guitar builder, rugby player, carpenter, martial

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STEWART MACDOUGALL

Now well into his fifth decade as a professional musician and songwriter, New Brunswick native Stewart MacDougall continues to be one of Alberta’s most diverse

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T BUCKLEY TRIO

Making a first appearance at ROOTS&BLUES is Calgary’s T Buckley Trio. The Canmore Folk Festival says “There’s enough swing and twang to set your feet

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SEAL SKULL HAMMER

Seal Skull Hammer is a Canadian band that was born high in the majestic mountains of British Columbia. Sprung from once-a-week summer jams on Alton

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CROSSBOW

Neil Burnett is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in the Celtic music of his family roots. Among other instruments, he plays the Irish flute,

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HarpPixie

To entertain is one thing. To enrich is another. Singer-Songwriter-Harper-Spoken-Word-Poet HarpPixie blurs the line between performance and transformational offering. HarpPixie’s songs ring with clarity. Her

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SAMANTHA MARTIN

Samantha Martin was nominated in 2016 as New Artist of the Year honors at the Maple Blues Awards, and will be fronting our gospel show

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SUGAR BROWN

Also from central Canada comes one of our new blues heroes who is making his first venture out west the week of ROOTS&BLUES. Sugar Brown

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CIRCUS IN FLAMES

Led by Doug Andrew who came out of the punk scene via Shanghai Dog, has been aptly described by Tom Harrison of the Vancouver Province

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TILLER’S FOLLY

For the past nineteen years, through thousands of performances stretching from the Pacific North-west to The Carolinas and across to the British Isles and beyond

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WHITEHORSE

2016 JUNO Winner – Adult alternative album of the year Whitehorse, “Leave No Bridge Unburned”. When it comes to making a commitment to Canadian content

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MATT ANDERSEN

As of the last few weeks Matt Andersen’s career has rocketed to another lofty plateau and with that news Salmon Arm ROOTS&BLUES is very pleased

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

We are pleased to announce that one of Canada’s most respected indie folk-roots bands Great Lake Swimmers will be appearing at the 24th edition of

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ERIC BIBB

Without question one of the most important acoustic blues artists of his generation, Eric Bibb is also one of the most prolific recording artists in

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JAREKUS SINGLETON

Given the name of our festival it goes without saying that one of the mandates of ROOTS&BLUES is to “get to the heart of the

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THE BROS. LANDRETH

It was a year and a half ago at the Winnipeg Folk Festival when after witnessing The Bros. Landreth in full flight, that Bonnie Raitt

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CRYSTAL SHAWANDA

Crystal Shawanda grew up on the Wikwemikong reserve on an island in Ontario, Canada, Her parents raised her on Country music, but it was her

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JERRY LAWSON

One of the great soul, gospel and blues singers of his generation, Jerry Lawson is best known as “the voice” of the critically acclaimed a

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TIM WILLIAMS

For all of the great Canadian musicians who went south during the seventies, Canada was blessed with a number of musicians who migrated north. Tim

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LINDA MCRAE

Another veteran of the western Canadian scene, Linda McRae’s talents first came to prominence when she joined spirit of the west for what would become

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ROY FORBES

For almost 45 years Roy Forbes has been a mainstay at festivals, and folk club produced concerts across this land. The B.C. native burst onto

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THE SOJOURNERS

That three remarkable singers from the U.S. would align themselves under the banner of The Sojourners in Vancouver remains one of the most inspiring stories

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MARTIN HARLEY

Please note there has been a time change for this concert. We had to move to a 7 pm start due to a scheduling conflict

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MOLLY TUTTLE BAND

Starting with Nickel Creek (Chris Thile, Sean and Sara Watkins) a number of years ago, there have been a number of remarkably young bluegrass artists

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FRONT PORCH ROOTS REVUE

This crew of veteran western Canadian roots music players and out and out characters have a collective resume that boasts success in the blues, country,

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DAVID GOGO

Nanaimo’s red-hot and rockin’ guitar master David Gogo will help light the fuse to the entire festival weekend and he’ll be doing so in part

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STEVE KOZAK

This first-rate blues artist has been turning the heads of blues fans in Canada for thirty years now since he first broke into the Vancouver

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LOCARNO

When looking at and listening to, the incredible explosion of what we term “world music” within our country’s borders, the experience and conversation begins with

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JOE CRAVEN

When putting together what will be a truly memorable festival experience for our patrons, it is imperative that we bring to you musicians and individuals

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kLoX

From deep in the heart of the urban jungle of Toronto to the heart of the Shuswap come kLoX, one of the hippest and rooted

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DIGGING ROOTS

The 2016 Salmon Arm ROOTS&BLUES Festival is pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed duo of Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish, known around the globe

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DELHI 2 DUBLIN

With a major detour to the 24th ROOTS&BLUES in Salmon Arm. If you were wondering whether ROOTS&BLUES was intending on inviting musicians who can collectively

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Barefoot Caravan

(BC) www.barefootcaravan.ca Knowledge of the arts belong to us all. Various forms are rooted in many nations globally which are meant to be shared with

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The Hearts

  Sun Aug 16, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Sun Aug 16, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Steal Our Hearts WORKSHOP (AB) The Hearts use a

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Sherman (The Tank) Doucette

SHERMAN DOUCETTE (BC) shermandoucette.com Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP          Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Blues Stage Rockin’ With the Highliners

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Tom Walbank

TOM WALBANK (USA) www.tomwalbankmusic.com Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Fri Aug 14, 5:15 PM Blues Stage Sat Aug 16, 1:45 PM Blues Stage. Going Down

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Jason Crosby

JASON CROSBY (U.S.) jasoncrosby.net Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set)        Sat Aug 15, 9:15 PM

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Mark Karan

MARK KARAN (U.S) markkaran.com Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set)        Sat Aug 15, 9:15 PM

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Tacoy Ryde

TACOY RYDE (AB) facebook.com/TacoyRyde Friday Aug 14, 5:25 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage          Sat Aug 15, 3:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage We Be Jammin’ WORKSHOP Sat

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Wendell Ferguson

WENDELL FERGUSON (ONT) wendellferguson.com Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Honky Tonkin’ Guess I’ve

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Magpie Ulysses

MAGPIE ULYSSES (B.C.) magpieulysses.ca Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Sat Aug 15, 11:30 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Come Together WORKSHOP Magpie Ulysses is a dynamic

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James Lamb

JAMES LAMB (B.C.) jameslambmusic.com Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Fri Aug 14, 4:10 PM, Blues Stage. Different Shades of Blue WORKSHOP                 Sat Aug 15,

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Devon Coyote

DEVON COYOTE  (B.C.) devoncoyote.com Sat Aug 15, 3:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage We Be Jammin’ WORKSHOP                     Sun Aug 16, 12:15 PM Blues Stage The name

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Tim Chaisson

TIM CHAISSON (CANADA) timchaisson.com Sat Aug 15, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage, Oyster Stew WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap

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Busking Application

All those interested in busking at the 23rd Annual Roots and Blues Music Festival must fill out the busking application and submit to Busking Coordinator,

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Russell deCarle

Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Honky Tonkin’ Guess I’ve Done Me Some WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 4:30 PM Shade Stage Writers’ Block WORKSHOP

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Quique Escamilla

(Mexico / ON) Sat Aug 15, 3:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage We Be Jammin’ WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 12:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Latin Lovers

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Kat Danser

(AB) Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Fri Aug 14, 4:15 PM Shade Stage: Ladies First WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle

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The Hearts

(AB) The Hearts use a heart-on-sleeve framework of roots and indie-pop to construct an expansive sonic world. They write songs that wouldn’t sound out of

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Brent Parkin

(MB) Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl more info to come Fri Aug 14, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Rockin’ Highliners Revue Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM

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Amos Garrett

(AB) Fri Aug 14, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Rockin’ Highliners Revue Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Honky Tonkin’ Guess I’ve Done Me Some

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Ballroom Thieves

(USA) Sun Aug 16, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Steal Our Hearts WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage In this increasingly virtual

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Magpie Ulysses

(BC) Magpie Ulysses is a dynamic performance poet and storyteller known for charming and slaying her audiences with intense stage presence and thoughtful insight about

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James Lamb

(BC) James can be seen performing in urban centers and tiny rural nooks. He has performed in art spaces, established venues, yoga studios, strangers houses, on festival

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The Small Glories

(MB) Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Duhk Soup Workshop Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM

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Brother’s Keeper

(USA) Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set)        Sat Aug 15, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage

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Hanggai

(China) Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Duhk Soup Workshop            Sat Aug 15, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Worlds Collide WORKSHOP     Sat Aug 15, 7:30 PM

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Monica Heldal

(Norway) Fri Aug 14, 7:50 PM TD Main Stage           Sat Aug 15, 4:30 PM Shade Stage Writers’ Block WORKSHOP It’s not always easy, even with

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Rockin’ Highliners

(Canada) Fri Aug 14, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Rockin’ Highliners Revue Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15,

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Tony McManus

(Scotland / Canada) Sat Aug 15, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage, Oyster Stew WORKSHOP           Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP  

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