Deep Roots COVID Concert, August 8th, 3pm ADT

2020 COVID Concerts

Deep Roots COVID Concert # 6 coming up … join us for the live steaming Saturday afternoon, and if you can not make that, the full concert will be on our Deep Roots Music Videos Youtube channel, along with all the previous concerts, the sing alongs and other playlists!!


Alex Kehler & Andrew Wells-Oberegger

Join this duo from the Eastern Townships of Quebec as they embark on a musical journey across oceans and continents, traveling by drakkar or camels through old and new worlds. Alex and Andrew are both seminal figures in the Folk/Traditional and World genres. Together they craft their own versions of Celtic, Scandinavian, Turkish, Klezmer, Gypsy, American traditions, as well as a few other surprises.

Alex Kehler is Canadian-American, and plays fiddle, nyckelharpa, and cittern. He grew up in Nova Scotia, and now lives in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. He enjoys a busy career somewhere between the folk and classical worlds. He is best known for his work as a versatile crossover specialist with La Nef and Skye Consort. He has toured with these ensembles in Canada, the USA and in Europe. Alex studied baroque violin with Chantal Rémillard in the late 1990s at McGill University, and has played with groups such as Toronto’s Aradia Ensemble and Montreal’s Studio de musique ancienne under the late Christopher Jackson. He is a mainstay of the Québecois and New England traditional music scène, touring with bands Kehler-Williams Duo, Soulwood, Les Siffleurs de nuits, and Jeremiah McLane & Timmothy Cummings (Triton). He has also been on staff at the following music camps: North East Heritage Music Camp VT, Acadia Trad School ME, Ashokan Northern Week NY. Since 2011 he has been pursuing his passion for Scandinavian music, playing nyckelharpa and studying with renowned Swedish teachers, Torbjörn Näsböm, Magnus Holmstöm and David Eriksson.

Andrew Wells-Oberegger,   Multi-instrumentiste, compositeur, arrangeur.
Oud, luth, saz, bouzouki, guitare, mandoline, percussions, santoor, cornemuse et flûtes
À sa sortie du cégep Marie-Victorin en 2000, Andrew maîtrise la guitare classique et le luth renaissance. Depuis, son intérêt pour les instruments anciens et la musique du monde l’a poussé à apprendre l’oud, la cornemuse, le saz (un luth à manche long), la mandoline, le bouzouki, le santoor (un instrument à cordes perse), le chant, diverses flûtes et trois percussions peu communes : le daff, le req et la tamburello italienne.

On a pu entendre le multi-instrumentiste sur plus de 20 albums de différents ensembles, dont La Nef, La Mandragore, ESEM, Cercamon, De Lònga et La Strada. Cinq de ces disques ont été récompensés de prix Opus, dont celui de Meilleur disque de musique du monde, remis à l’album d’ESEM, enregistré et réalisé par Andrew. (Consultez la discographie.)

Son expertise particulière fait qu’on sollicite Andrew pour comme interprète, mais aussi comme compositeur. On pourra ainsi l’entendre au Planétarium de Montréal en 2017, dans le spectacle Mira, la petite étoile. Précédemment, il a collaboré sur des musiques de film avec Robert-Marcel Lepage, Michel Cusson, Gregoire Jeay, Luc Boivin et Normand Roger, notamment.

The Bombadils

Nova Scotian maritimer Luke Fraser and Alberta prairie-girl Sarah Frank create beautiful harmonies and enchanting melodies with old folk songs, poetry, and original songs in a Canadian folk and contemporary bluegrass framework.

Luke’s guitar, mandolin, and harmonies are the ideal counterpoint to Sarah’s sweet-yet-powerful vocals, lyrical fiddle and claw-hammer banjo. Innovative arrangements give their songs layer upon layer of sonically satisfying surprises.

They tour internationally, and have been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and have won Folk Music Ontario’s Album of the Year award.


The Sing-Along is Stand By Me with Mark Bezanson

Please sing or play along, recording yourself on video as you do so, then either send the video to (also, use this email for any questions you may have)  or upload to our Dropbox

The cut-off date is Thursday, August 6 (5:00PM) and the multi-screen performance, including your contribution,  will be shown at the concert on August 8th.

YouTube:  Deep Roots Music Videos   
For the Here I Am segment, we are asking you to either send short videos, or pictures (or simply send an email with your name, where you are, and a quick hello)  to or upload to our Here I Am Dropbox.      We are continuing to update the interactive Google Map

Don’t forget to check out our Deep Roots COVID Concerts Playlists, for convenient viewing and listening any time

If you care to make a contribution to help us in our effort to present local musicians, you can donate to our PayPal account:

Thank you – enjoy the show!

Deep Roots COVID Concert, July 25, 3pm ADT

2020 COVID Concerts

Another great Deep Roots COVID Concert coming up … featuring Maxwellton and  The Gilberts.  If you miss the live stream on July 25, this concert will be found alongside the previous concerts, and lots of other great musical choices, on our Deep Roots Music Videos Youtube page.  Let’s keep supporting our musicians!!  If you want to help us in our efforts to do that, contribute via our Paypal account.

Maxwellton’s audiences have been astonished by the band’s immense sound. This collective of musicians combines dynamic melodies and full-bodied harmonies with guitar and drums that come together in a provocative, incendiary mix. They put their unique spin on a musical melange, including sounds ranging from Charles Bradley to Bahamas. Their original music is a rapidly expanding catalogue that transcends a variety of musical genres. Maxwellton are Christiane Theriault, Eric Gillis, Melissa Comeau, Sarah McInnis, and Cailun Campbell, featuring Andrew Bartle on drums.

The Gilberts are a sibling contemporary folk trio bringing vibrant three part harmonies, soulful lyricism and a melodious alchemy to their songs and stages. The Gilberts are Frieden, Reuben and Maisie. They were born in the UK but they grew up at music festival grounds around Nova Scotia, first as toddlers trundling around muddy or sun-baked fields; then, when a little older they started stepping up to open mics. Soon people were asking them to perform at events, and then came invitations to perform on festival main stages.

The Gilberts have performed at Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Deep Roots in Wolfville, and Full Circle at Newport. They have played dozens of other gigs and developed a reputation for delivering engaging and memorable shows.

Diverse musical influences inform their song-writing, performance, and choices including choral music, musical theatre, 1970s soft rock and pop, singer-songwriters, and folk music from the 1960s to the current scene. The Gilberts have been the grateful recipients of helping hands and words from countless musicians, educators and supporters who have shared their time and experience so generously.

SING- ALONG  … Join in.   Record yourself on video, singing along with The Bombadils to The Heart of Life (John Mayer).   Send your video to or upload to our Sing-Along Dropbox:

HERE I AM … Where are you?   Send a short video, a picture, or  just an email with your name, where you are, and a quick hello to or upload to our Here I Am Dropbox:

We’ll continue to update the interactive Google Map  as we hear from people.


Deep Roots COVID Concert, July 11, 3pm ADT

2020 COVID Concerts

Mark July 11th on your calendars and plan to get your Atlantic province’s bubble together for this next Deep Roots COVID Concert!  Sarah McInnis and The Basin Brothers will live stream via  Deep Roots Facebook page and Deep Roots Music Video You Tube channel.    Check out our channel for lots of musical options, including all previous concerts. [continue reading…]

Deep Roots COVID Concert, June 27, 3pm ADT, online

2020 COVID Concerts

Another Deep Roots COVID Concert coming up!  As a reminder, these online concerts are happening Saturdays, every two weeks,  and this one will feature two duos –  John Ebata and Tracey Clements and then, Fisher Akao and Mark Riley.   “Black Lives Matter” will be a focus in this week’s concert.

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Deep Roots goes under cover with National Arts Centre … June 18, 7pm ADT

2020 COVID Concerts, 2020 Deep Roots News

Terra Spencer is bringing her Blanket Fort to the stages of Deep Roots!  Tune in this Thursday, June 18th, 7pm.

Deep Roots COVID Concert June 13, 3pm ADT, online

2020 COVID Concerts

We are ready to go with our second live streaming Deep Roots COVID Concert:  Caleb Miles, and Morning Dove & Laughing Bear (Rose Meuse and Nathan Waterman) will take the online stage Saturday June 13th.

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Deep Roots COVID Concert May 30, 3pm ADT, online

2020 COVID Concerts

Please join us for our first concert, via the Deep Roots Music Youtube Channel, streaming May 30th, featuring two wonderful Valley based musicians. Help us spread the word to get this musical endeavour off to a great start. Let’s make “we are in this together” really happen!

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Deep Roots COVID Concerts going online

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DEEP ROOTS MUSIC goes online with COVID Concerts

Wolfville, NS – May 23, 2020

For immediate release:

The Deep Roots Board of Directors, working closely with the Festival Committee and community stakeholders, have reluctantly decided to cancel the 17th annual Deep Roots Music Festival, scheduled for September 2020.

The Deep Roots Music Cooperative was incorporated in 2003 by a group dedicated to developing and promoting the music scene in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Because of COVID-19, it is more challenging this year to enact the Deep Roots mission: To create meaningful connections between cultures, community groups, artists and audiences by offering music-related events, programs, and an annual festival. [continue reading…]

Deep Roots Board of Directors Message, May 23, 2020

2020 Deep Roots News

We are living through difficult times. The Deep Roots Music Cooperative board members have watched patiently as most of the major events in Nova Scotia have cancelled for this year. Leaders in the music industry are advising that it may be September 2021 before we can once again gather in groups to sing, dance and enjoy music together. Therefore, the Deep Roots Board of Directors is reluctantly announcing the cancellation of our 17th annual festival, scheduled for this coming September. We know that this will be sad (but probably not unexpected) news for our Deep Roots Community. We want to assure you that we will be back presenting the music you love in September 2021. It is a difficult time for those who work in the arts and we encourage everyone to support artists, by buying their music and merchandise when available, by following them on social media, and by streaming their performances.

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