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 gaining momentum ever since.

Good For Grapes - London Fog (Official Music Video)
Good For Grapes – London Fog (Official Music Video)
With their energetic stage presence, busting rhythms and tight harmonies, this young (just out of high school) band has captured the attention of the Canadian music industry and fans alike. Their humble beginnings playing in support of charity events and foundations has garnered them a varied, loyal and enthusiastic fan base that grows with every turn.
Good for Grapes have come a long way since winning their first battle of the bands. Last year the band digitally released their album Man on the Page under the Toronto based label Pheromone Recordings. The album was produced by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan) and was recorded at Hive Studios in Vancouver, BC.
Good For Grapes - Renminbi Tips (Official Music Video)
Good For Grapes – Renminbi Tips (Official Music Video)
Oh My Darling

Individually, they are known as some of the hottest players on the Canadian roots scene, collectively they are known as the strikingly original quartet Oh My Darling.

Oh My Darling - Live in Holland 2012
Oh My Darling – Live in Holland 2012
In the four years since the wintery Winnipeg jam session that started the journey, Oh My Darling has released three critically acclaimed albums and is touring ceaselessly through Canada, Europe and the US, including a recent debut at New York City’s Living Room.
They have earned opening spots for Blue Rodeo, Tegan & Sara, and have shared the stage in collaboration with artists such as Adam Cohen, Tim O’Brien, Dirk Powell, Le Vent du Nord, and many other musical friends.
Oh My Darling live 2011- Anna K
Oh My Darling live 2011- Anna K
Oh My Darling and their dazzling solos, soaring vocals and unique grooves can be heard regularly on CBC Radio and Radio Canada. They have received rave reviews for their recordings and performances, and have had three albums nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.
Oh My Darling: Love Me Love Me Not HD
Oh My Darling: Love Me Love Me Not HD

 

 

Raging Fyah

One of the most dynamic groups to hit the Jamaican music scene, Raging Fyah has a sound likened to legendary artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Third World.   Since the “Fyah” was ignited in 2006 in Kingston, Jamaica, these five talented musicians have set out to rekindle a flame of positivity in the music industry.

With the release of their first album “Judgement Day” they have gained recognition locally and internationally. With a new album about to drop this year, Raging Fyah is committed to changing the world, note by note, melody by melody, spreading light in areas of darkness, growing when conditions seem most bleak, and demolishing obstacles without remorse.
Raging Fyah - Nah Look Back [Official Video 2013]
Raging Fyah – Nah Look Back
[Official Video 2013]
Raging Fyah - Running Away OFFICIAL VIDEO.
Raging Fyah – Running Away
OFFICIAL VIDEO.

 

With their authentic, soul-filled, roots rock reggae sound, Raging Fyah will no doubt be a powerful player in the long awaited reggae renaissance. Says the band,”We will keep blazing…like a RAGING FYAH!”

 

RAGING FYAH - IRIE VIBE - OFFICIAL VIDEO
RAGING FYAH – IRIE VIBE – OFFICIAL VIDEO
 
 
Catch Good For Grapes, Oh My Darling, Raging Fyah and many more of the best and brightest at the 22nd Annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, August 15 – 17, 2014.