2015 Deep Roots Festival News, Other Concerts & Events

On May 30, in Wolfville, Deep Roots Music Coop presents a fifth annual Apple Blossom double bill with GYPSOPHILIA and IAN SHERWOOD!

The Gypsophilia / Ian Sherwood Apple Blossom Double Bill will take place at the AL WHITTLE THEATRE, 450 Main Street, Wolfville.

Tickets: $27 (HST incl.) until May 23rd, and $32 (HST incl.) after May 23rd


Again this year, the Deep Roots Music Coop, in collaboration with the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, presents a major concert on “Apple Blossom Saturday.”

GYPSOPHILIA and IAN SHERWOOD are long time friends of Deep Roots. We are proud to continue a trend established in previous years with the likes of Matt Andersen, Hupman Brothers, Joel Plaskett and David Myles, of presenting on Apple Blossom week-end full concerts by Artists who have previously delighted Deep Roots Music Festival’s audiences.

While the orchestral Jazzy sound of GYPSOPHILIA and the charismatic singing-songwriting of IAN SHERWOOD may reflect very different musical genres, they do have much in common. Both can sure jazz it up and offer superbly entertaining performances, filled with passion and humour. And for both Gypsophilia and Ian Sherwood, the May 30 concert is a wonderful occasion to present new music in Wolfville, as Gypsophilia will be releasing their new album, “NIGHT SWIMMING” and Ian is presenting his fresh new record, “EVERYWHERE TO GO”.

Gypsophilia is seven versatile performers playing original high-energy jazz that is by turns angular, sweet, nostalgic, modern and raucous. In recent years Gypsophilia has become a formidable touring outfit, regularly crisscrossing the continent and playing to sold-out crowds all over Canada and the US. They are capable of enchanting a sit-down crowd one moment, and whipping them into a dancing, clapping, singing frenzy the next.

Gypsophilia unveils their fresh new release Night Swimming, their fourth full-length album, recorded at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard Studio. In fact, this performance precedes their Halifax CD release concert by one week; so, Wolfville will truly see the live “unveiling” of Night Swimming, a hauntingly beautiful 9-song masterpiece that showcases a more cinematic sound, alongside Gypsophilia’s signature ebullient swing.

The four-time ECMA winning band features Gina Burgess on violin; Nick Wilkinson on guitar; Sageev Oore on piano, accordion and keys; Alec Frith and Ross Burns on guitar and percussion; Matt Myer on trumpet and organ, and Adam Fine on double bass.

Reaching a pinnacle in Everywhere To Go, IAN SHERWOOD’s imaginative song-writing is full of instantly appealing hooks and sing-along choruses. Ian was named Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. A natural performer who will win you over with his wit and charm, he might also leave your jaw agape with a virtuoso sax solo, or by becoming a full band, even a full choir, with seamless live looping. Yes, you could say that Ian Sherwood is more than the sum of his own parts….

Apple Blossom Double Bill
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00pm
AL WHITTLE THEATRE, 450 Main Street, Wolfville
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