2010 Deep Roots Music Festival

Pre-festival Fund-raiser – Brewery Dinner at Kentville Paddy’s

Thursday September 23rd, 6:00 PM
Paddy’s Pub in Kentville

Entertainment by Connie Kaldor & Carmel Mikol
Price $50 includes Meal

The Deep Roots Music Co-op is pleased to be offering an ‘intimate’ supper concert starting at 6:00 PM on Thursday September 23rd. Along with a presentation and sampling from Paddy’s Brewmaster, and a sumptuous three course meal, guests will be treated to musical sets from Carmel Mikol, ECMA ‘New Artist of the Year’ and Connie Kaldor, one of Canada’s top Folk Musicians.

There are only 50 tickets being sold at $50 apiece and they are available through Paddy’s Pub in Kentville, 902-678-3199.

Best to hurry – this is expected to sell out quickly.

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Donations Gratefully Accepted – and Rewarded!

Donations can be rewarded with tickets to Deep Roots mainstage concerts. Please let us know if you can help out.

Here is what we need:

Flowers, fresh local fruit and finger food for our After Hours party and for performer Green Rooms.

Craft stuff – We have craft activities on Saturday morning in preparation for our famous Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade. We are glad to have lots of craft stuff for making Fancy Hats and Crowns, as well as rhythm instruments from recycled materials. As well we have craft and game activities (for festival goers of all ages) which take place concurrent with our mainstage shows (Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon). We welcome your donations of any appropriate craft supplies. Tempera paint, large sheets of paper, glue and masking tape are much appreciated.

Our ‘Fancy Hats and Crowns’ and ‘Beat your own drum’ workshops are made special by the type of craft materials people donate. Suggested items for hats include: Feathers, glitter, junk jewellery and beads. We also need a few large piles of newspapers – can you save some for us?

For the kids’ rhythm instruments, we want dowel pieces and other good sticks, jinglers (anything from beer caps to bells!), buckets and lids (they make good drums and tambourines!):

  • big coloured markers for decorating
  • big twist-ties, string, duct tape &/or packing tape
  • pieces of plastic water pipe to beat on drums
  • old junk cd’s and such for decorations
  • garbage can lids for cymbals
  • pieces of pine – 12in.x1in.x1/2in. for shaker sticks
  • hammers [rubber or kid-sized are ok] to nail the beer caps on to the shaker sticks
  • kazoos + pieces of plastic plumbing pipe to construct big trombones etc.

You can drop them off to our office (Main Street in Wolfville, downstairs from the Box of Delights) or email to arrange pick up.

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Can you Lend us a Cell Phone?

For the festival, we need to borrow a few cell phones that work well in the Wolfville area. We’d like to borrow them for the weekend if possible, but most importantly on Saturday. We will only be making local calls. Can you help?

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Billet Host Needed for Group of 4

We have a wonderfully welcoming crew of Deep Roots billet hosts gearing up to receive their performer guests. We still are seeking one more house in Wolfville that can house a group of 4 people. We look forward to hearing from you if you can help. Please contact the office by email or phone 542-7668 (ROOT).

2010 Deep Roots Music Festival

Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis

“Morgan’s deep resonating voice and true-to-the-roots guitar work make a great combination. Anyone who appreciates straight-up blues delivered with taut, tough intensity and a good dose of humour will love Morgan Davis.” – James Doran, Ottawa Blues Society.

This Detroit-born, Nova Scotia-residing artist has played the blues throughout Canada, the States, and Europe for almost four decades. His album Painkiller won the 2004 JUNO for “Blues Album of the Year” plus four Maple Blues Awards. In 2007 he released At Home in Nova Scotia – his public love letter to his adopted province. The Coast reports the album “is Bluenose to the core”. We love the blues at Deep Roots when they’re served up by Morgan Davis!

For more visit:

www.morgandavis.com

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Acadia Gamelan Ensemble

Acadia Gamelan Ensemble

Acadia Gamelan Ensemble

Gamelan: An Indonesian orchestra composed mainly of tuned bronze percussion instruments, including gongs, metallophones and gong-chimes.

Acadia Gamelan Ensemble: A group of Acadia Music Students, led by Ken Shorley, who perform traditional Sundanese music, on the instruments of Gamelan Puspa Galih (Mindful Flower), a Sundanese gamelan degung forged by Pak Tentrem (Java). In addition to their traditional repertoire, the ensemble premiered an exciting new work for gamelan and 6-voice choir by Nova Scotia composer Peter Togni in January 2010.

Ken Shorley: has been completely entranced by the sounds, rhythms and textures of Indonesian Gamelan. In 2007, he recorded the CD Sekar Alit – a selection of his own compositions for gamelan. In addition to performing with his own ensemble, he performed in 2008 at the Scotia Festival of Music with Toronto’s Evergreen Club Gamelan.

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Daniel Heikalo

Most of the work of this composer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist is informed by surrealism and improvisation of one kind or another. In the mid 70’s Daniel Heïkalo took part in the post-L’Infonie Montréal avant-garde music scene, co-founding the Ensemble de Musique Improvisée de Montréal. In the 80’s he moved to Nova Scotia.

Daniel has recorded several CD’s including, Thoughts of My Father which earned an East Coast Music Award nomination in 1993 and his latest Horton Landing Improvisations Volume 1 with musician Hugh Blackmer. Daniel lives with his wife, Tamara, and they operate a studio and record production company, Heïkalo Sound Productions.

For more visit:

www.myspace.com/danielheikalo

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Alice Stops Time

Alice Stops Time

Alice Stops Time

Windsor based band Alice Stops Time make their first appearance at the Deep Roots Music Festival. The band has unique influences from surf and dance music that contributes to their trademark sound. That sound and the bands engaging presence have taken the young group of five from intimate acoustic shows in rural Nova Scotia to larger status stages like Pop Montreal.

Alice Stops Time is quickly breaking into Metro music circles with high energy performances showcasing their own style of rock, surf, blues and dance. The band appeared at Music for Haiti with an acoustic set earlier this year and proved to be a huge hit with the audience. They will also be appearing as guests at Emerging Artists: UNEARTHED in July and have been invited to play at Riverfest as well as showcasing at Contact East in September.

In the meantime Alice Stops Time is working on their live performances and enhancing their song writing craft, discovering new sounds and styles to incorporate into their music. They have been recording some of their latest songs at Codapop Studios and hope to have a new recording to add to their self-titled CD.

“AST is the very epitome of what is all good about the indie scene.”Darrin Harvey – 89.3 K-ROCK

For more visit:

http://www.myspace.com/stoptimealice

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Thom Swift

Thom Swift

Thom Swift

A gifted musician and songwriter, Thom Swift is able to draw upon a lifetime of experience to offer up lessons on living, loving & laughter. With two solo albums now released, Swift drew on the experience of many years of touring & performing with the veteran jazz-blues band, Hot Toddy.

The New Brunswick born/Halifax based performer took a chance with his music and branched out into areas where he hadn’t previously been known. One track off his bold, new album has even been making the rounds of the rock stations (Killer). blue sky day, produced by Charlie Austin (Buck65/Joel Plaskett) is a collection of Swift’s sophisticated playing balanced with the earthy intensity of his lyrics. This passion is further enhanced by the group of friends he chose to play with, including starring roles from DRMF favourites Matt Anderson and J.P. Cormier.

The multi-award winner Swift (ECMA, Maple Blues and Galaxie Rising Star awards) has some deep insights to offer from the life he’s led; what he’s seen, what he’s felt and the lessons learned inbetween. With raw emotions and a big sound, Swift reflects on the stories he’s carved out of this life, from leaving home, to battling demons, to finding love & hope & the joys of family.

“Swift dives into the project with dark, brooding, pop-inflected tunes that sit atop rich, multi-textured arrangements, elevating each composition beyond anything seen as fleeting”, enthused Blues Revue, an American magazine. “I don’t know any other way,” says Swift. “I write about how the world comes into my world, what I see with my eyes and hear with my ears. There’s no smoke and mirrors, it’s pretty straight up.”

For more visit:

www.thomswift.com
www.myspace.com/thomswiftmusic

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