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 Roots and Blues from August 19 thru 21, 2016.

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Touring behind their sixth album, A Forest of Arms, this exceptional Tony Dekker-led band has once again received critical acclaim that has lifted the band to a lofty plateau that is only achieved via a decade’s worth of an unwavering creative vision, dogged road work, and a collaborative team effort that consistently highlights the talents of Dekker, guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and Joshua Van Tassel on drums.

Whether it’s a performance in London England, Dublin Ireland or at Massey Hall in Toronto, that has been put under the magnifying glass, Great Lake Swimmers rise to the challenge of engaging audiences across the western world, spinning together a broad cross-section of subject matter into song that tackle our responsibilities as global citizens to the universality of affairs of the heart.

When approached by Salmon Arm Roots and Blues about the possibility of playing the 2016 festival, the band and management made it clear that they didn’t want to pull onto the Roots and Blues site, play show, jump in the bus and hit the road.

Great Lake Swimmers wanted to play a role in helping creating a great vibe at Roots and Blues for three full days, one that involves the commitment of collaboration that makes workshops memorable while leaving the band members the time to exhale and deliver the best possible concerts in stand alone performances. #rootsandblues

“The Canadians’ set tweaks their established formula with splendid results…gorgeous and rewarding…”

“The result is a poppy, polished, triumphant record.”
— NOW magazine

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