2015 Line Up – Performer Release
March 19, 2015 · Print This Article
Current Swell, one of B.C.’s finest musical exports, will be on hand to close the Friday night main stage, while six time Juno Award winning roots and country vocalist Russell deCarle of Prairie Oyster fame, blues legends Geoff Muldaur and Amos Garrett, and the breakout folk-pop band of the summer, Boston-based Ballroom Thieves also lead the way in this announcement that suggests Roots and Blues will be knee deep in musical riches.
The world music component of Roots and Blues has also been fully addressed as Senegal kora master Amadou Fall will be bringing his trio of west African musicians to Roots and Blues, while the ten piece Afro-Cuban ensemble, the Marco Claveria Project, will deliver a pulsating polyrhythmic sound to fans of music born in Central and South America.
“Toss in the latest World Music Juno Winner Quique Escamilla, who wowed audiences at the Vancouver Island Festival last summer, Kenyan-born songstress Naomi Wachira who was named Folk Singer of the Year in Seattle in 2013, and the beautiful Pakistani and Sufi music of Riffat Sultana and we feel we have the diversity in world music sounds we were hoping to present, “ says artistic director Peter North who took over the AD role a year ago.
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