Congratulations Roots and Blues festival Raffle Winners 2015

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Congratulations Raffle Winners! Thank you for your support we appreciate it! 1st Prize – San Francisco trip for 2 – Jennifer Bertram Salmon Arm, BC 2nd Prize – Norco Mountain Bike – Nick Snoek, Tappen, BC 3rd Prize – Guitar from Acorn Music – James McArthur Merritt, BC 4th Prize – Roots and Blues ticket package – Eric Darbyshire Vernon, …

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Mark Karan

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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 Boogie Bar-N Stage Brother’s Keeper Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Grateful Dead Tribute Mark Karan is best known for performing with …

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Tacoy Ryde

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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 Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 12:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Latin Lovers and Polyrhythmic Panic WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Grateful Dead Tribute Tacoy …

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Russell deCarle

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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 Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Held together by equal measures of heartbreak and hope, and featuring performances from some of Canada’s most accomplished instrumentalists, Russell deCarle’s new album Under …

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Quique Escamilla

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(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 and Polyrhythmic Panic WORKSHOP          Sun Aug 16, 7:20 PM TD Main Stage 25 years of performing live have seasoned Quique to effortlessly connect with his audiences, be it in an intimate house concert setting or …

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Kat Danser

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(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 WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Blues Stage Rockin’ With the Highliners WORKSHOP Kat Danser’s music navigates a paddle steamer from the muddy banks of the Mississippi Delta downriver toward a big ol’ full moon …

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The Hearts

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(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 place in 1971, at the birth of Big Star and the New York Dolls among the wreckage of the Beatles and Gram Parsons–era Byrds, but with a modern sonic distinction, striving for glory and redemption …

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Brent Parkin

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(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 Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 12:30 PM Blues Stage             Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Blues Stage Rockin’ With the Highliners WORKSHOP Brent Parkin is a veteran of the Winnipeg music scene …

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Amos Garrett

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(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 WORKSHOP Sat Aug 16, 1:45 PM Blues Stage. Going Down to Rosedale WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 11:00 AM Blues Stage            Sun Aug 16, 2:45 PM Blues Stage Blues Blender WORKSHOP Revered as one of the …

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Ballroom Thieves

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(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 world of ours, what makes music authentic? For some, songs are no more than tiny sentimental decompressions. But others treat music as an extension of their roots, a mirror of their travels and relationships, and …

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Magpie Ulysses

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(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 humanity. Her “confessional poems hit hard and take the reader through intense visceral terrain, but never wallow” (Robert Priest, NOW magazine). Magpie began performing poems in 1997 in Calgary, Alberta. Since then, she has performed …

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James Lamb

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(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 stages and the Via rail lounge car. Having spent nearly ten years touring as both a side man for various Canadian songwriters and in support of his own releases while living between Vancouver, Montreal and Hazelton, James has …

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The Small Glories

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(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 Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP   Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 2:20 PM Shade Stage               The Small Glories are a brand new musical union between …

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

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(USA) Sat Aug 15, 10:30 PM TD Main Stage If you were to give country music an address, you might say it’s at the corner of sacred and profane, two doors up from the blues and folk, and just across the street from gospel, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. And on a deeper emotional and spiritual level, it resides where …

Early Bird Member Tickets start December 1st 2014!

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August 14, 15 and 16th 2015  Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival member early bird tickets go online December 1st! CHILDREN 12 & UNDER ARE FREE and MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT. Weekend Passes include Fri. to Sun. (all day plus evening) Day Tickets include all day and evening Evening Tickets are only available at the gate after 5:00 …

Spotlight On The Blues

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August 15, 16, 17, 2014 Blues Legend Jim Byrnes Plays The Festival  American-born, Canadian by choice, actor and blues musician Jim Byrnes Jim Byrnes pt 2: Talks may be best known for playing ‘Lifeguard’ on the CBS series Wiseguy (1987-1990), and Joe Dawson in the syndicated series Highlander (1993-98). A handsome man, often bearded, Byrnes lost both his legs when, …

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Jon And Roy

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 (BC)   Wednesdays On the Wharf – Wed Aug 13, 6:45 PM Fri Aug 15, 5:00 PM Focus Stage Sat Aug 16, 12:10 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Riding the Rhythms, Grabbing the Grooves’ Sat Aug16, 3:20 PM Family Stage Workshop, ‘Repercussions, (Roy)   Chorus-driven anti-folk, the duo of Jon and Roy continue to roll. With four critically-acclaimed roots albums, the …

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Reaching for the Stars…

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  With a commitment to encouraging up and coming talent, Roots & Blues announces three fresh and original acts who are creating real buzz in the music industry.  Coming to the 2014 Festival:   Good For Grapes   Formed after a busking trip to Victoria in 2010 Good for Grapes, the Vancouver based indie-folk act, has been dazzling audiences and …

Sue Kyle & Al Bates

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Sue & Al Bates have been making music for a sweet long time. Sue Kyle on banjo, tin whistle vocals and dance calls and Alan Bates on guitar and vocals. The group originally came together through working and playing with the old horse-drawn Caravan Stage Company. Their music is an eclectic brew of acoustic styles ranging from Celtic jigs through cowboy …

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Leon Redbone

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USA   LEON REDBONE is a singer and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized for his trademark Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and bow tie, Redbone first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada in the mid-1970s. Redbone has released approximately fifteen albums and earned a sizable cult following. …

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Tanika Charles & The Wonderfuls

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(ON)   With a timeless code of her ever-growing musical design, Tanika Charles creates music that gets inside you and stays there, stirring a response that just feels good.  There lies the haunting, authentic music that many of us have been yearning for. One part jazz, two parts soul, equal part control with a hint of blues, her sound compliments her character …

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The Strumbellas

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  Fri Aug 15, 7:30 PM Boogie Bar-N      Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Pull Up The Covers’ (ON) Since the release of The Strumbellas’ eponymous 2009 EP, which was peppered with accolades from Toronto weeklies and prompted a proclamation from the CBC that they are a ‘band to watch’, the six-piece group had been slogging it …

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The Stone Foxes

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    Fri Aug 15, 10:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘The Blues Had A Baby’ (USA) The core of any rock band worth their salt is a deep respect for the fundamentals – a feel that’s redolent of the scare-the-parents, back country, wild juke joint origins – and an abiding drive to carve …

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Shad

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    Fri Aug 15, 9:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Sat Aug 16, 12:10 PM Boogie Bar-N WS, Riding the Rhythms… (Kenya / Canada) Shad is a critically-acclaimed MC, regarded for his humour, honesty, and intelligence. His fan base graciously received his first two albums, and his third LP, TSOL, continued to pique new levels of international interest. Born in Kenya …

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Rose Cousins

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    Sat Aug 16, 3:00 PM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Haven’t We Met’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Sun Aug 17, 4:15 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Two Dynamic, Dynamite Duos’ (P.E.I.) The voice of Rose Cousins is unmistakable. Originally from Prince Edward Island, she lives in Halifax. She has released three albums We Have Made A Spark (2012), The Send Off (2009) …

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Rolla Olak

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  Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Sunday Afternoon Song Swap’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down Or Lookin’ Up’ (BC) Rolla Olak grew up in Qualicum Beach, a small island community off the coast of Western Canada. Leaving home at a young age to …

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Genevieve Chadwick

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    Fri Aug 15, 7:00-7:15 PM Main Stage Tweener Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Focus Stage Sat Aug 16, 12:10 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Riding the Rhythyms…’ (Australia) Every once in a while an artist emerges who touches the very soul of an audience.Genevieve Chadwick is such an artist. She looks like an angel… roars like a lion… and plays …

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Bellstop

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    Sat Aug 16, 7:55 PM TD Main Stage Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Shade Stage (Iceland) Bellstop!…alternative folk or rock or not? Regardless of the answer Bellstop,  is definitely something raw and original and true.  Runar and Elin  have been together for years, living a life full of adventure and risk – traveling around the world  seeking freedom …

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The Sheepdogs

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    Sat Aug 16, 10:30 PM TD Main Stage (SK) The Sheepdogs built their name on hard work and determination.  Having funded their first three albums and early years of touring on their own, this rock and roll band’s momentum began to build exponentially with the release of the 2010 album, Learn & Burn (which is now certified platinum in Canada). …

AGM 7pm Wednesday, January 29th!

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The SAFMS AGM is coming up 7pm Wednesday, January 29 at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery.  All members in good standing are welcome.  Come out for the highlights of 2013 and to vote in the election of directors. Not only does your $12 membership allow you to participate in the vote (must purchase by Tuesday, January 28th), it also allows a …

‘Cinema Under The Stars’

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The Roots & Blues Festival is proud to announce ‘Cinema Under The Stars’ an outdoor extravaganza of live music & film. This year featuring the musical stylings of the brilliant Herald Nix & Pacing The Cage a fascinating documentary following 2013 Roots & Blues headliner Bruce Cockburn. RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum – SASCU Amphitheatre Saturday, July 20th 2013 …

Skratch Bastid

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                        Having rocked the bar many times, Skratch Bastid is now ready to raise it. The Bastid has become one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs and respected producers but don’t think it happened overnight. From his humble beginnings a decade ago as a teenager in Halifax- pumping out mixtapes …

A Tribe Called Red – Reclaiming the Beat

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Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, First Nations Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound. Made up of three members, DJ NDN (Ian Campeau), Bear Witness (Thomas Ehren Ramon) and DJ Shub (Dan General), the group has created a distinctive style, a mix of traditional pow wow vocals …

Roots & Blues Music Clues Contest!

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Listen for one of two Roots and Blues mystery music mash-ups  airing on CKVS 93.7 FM – Voice of the Shuswap in June & July. Guess the five artists from either list and enter to win two weekend passes to the 21st Annual Roots & Blues Festival. Send your answers to:  contests@rootsandblues.ca and include name, email address, and phone number. …

The Bright Light Social Hour – The Men, The Music & The Mustache…

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American rockers, The Bright Light Social Hour first gained attention in Austin for their incendiary live performances & innovative vision of rock and roll. Melding southern rock, hard dance, psychedelic blues and deep soul, their debut full-length album has led to heightening critical acclaim, national touring and a rare sweep of six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards, …

Cam Penner Strikes a Match with New Album

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A contemporary troubadour, Cam Penner explores new textures and bolder sounds on his newly released album To Build a Fire. An album about departures and new beginnings, To Build a Fire is as full of hope as it is full of love. It’s also electrifying and provoking, and speaks of things the human heart longs for on the road of …

The Balconies – Out For Blood

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It’s a birds and the bees or maybe a chicken or the egg sort of question… What came first the rosined violin strings, major falls, classical theory or the smashed guitars, split finger tips and sweaty bodies? At what point did their university-learned mastery of classical theory give birth to their understanding of rock and roll energy and pop structuring? …

Rita Chiarelli – Music From The Big House

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Dubbed “the goddess of Canadian Blues” highly acclaimed roots & blues artist Rita Chiarelli has struck again!  Home-grown from Hamilton Ontario, Rita has just been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Award of Distinction for Arts, Culture and Entertainment by Festitalia Hamilton. Over the past decade Rita has won every major Canadian blues award, including multiple Maple Blues …

R&B21: Steve Strongman wins a Juno!

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This has been a fantastic year for Steve Strongman.  On the heels of winning three Maple Blues Awards, the Hamilton based artist has just won his first Juno Award for  Blues Album of the Year for his CD A Natural Fact. A Natural Fact continues to garner accolades and rave reviews, with the latest recognition coming via the International Songwriting Competition. …

Ky-Mani Marley – Evolution of a Revolution

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Synonymous with Jamaican royalty, the Marley name is recognized around the world, the legacy of a pioneer of a cultural, political and social revolution. Reggae icon and legend Bob Marley blessed the world with his timeless, brilliant and message filled sound which continues to inspire and influence audiences today. With such a living past, Bob Marley’s conviction and passion for …

BerlinskiBeat – Who Are These Men & What Have They Done with Corvus Corax?!

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The flipside of Neo-Medieval super group Corvus Corax  – brings a distinctly different sound to the Festival this summer.  This ain’t no medieval faire, this is an explosive cocktail of street music, club sounds, and Berlin slang belting out stories about the city at night – its smells, its ladies and retired belly dancers, its wild, frenetic, extremely danceable music, …