Deep Roots Music Presents Lloyd Spiegal

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Lloyd Spiegel

Lloyd Spiegel April 17th

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The Deep Roots Music Co-op has been given the extraordinary opportunity to present Lloyd Spiegel live in all of his acoustic glory on April 17th at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. He might be the best combination of storyteller, guitarist, and singer-songwriter you can find on any stage anywhere. 

“A revelation, the consummate performer, an Oz Blues & Roots icon.” – Rolling Stone Australia

Somewhere between songwriter, social worker and truth-seeker, sits 11 time Australian Blues Award winner, Lloyd Spiegel, ( Named one of the top Australian guitarists of all time, Lloyd blends comedy, storytelling and jaw-dropping guitar chops to provide one of the most unique, solo, acoustic concert experiences in the world.

Lloyd will be performing a limited number of engagements in Nova Scotia so don’t miss this opportunity.

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The Atlantic String Machine

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Sponsored by Friends of the Festival

Sat., Sept. 28, 3:30pm: Picnic & Concert: Tangled Garden, Grand-Pré

The Atlantic String Machine is a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, the members of ASM have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups on the island. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.

Every season since 2015, the group has presented its own concert series with innovative themes, such as the Passport series, which had audiences proudly returning to concerts with their ASM ‘Passport’ to have it stamped with the next musical port of call. Other series concerts have included movie trivia/soundtrack shows, mystery guest concerts, narrated children’s shows, and of course traditional formal recitals.

2019 Valley Arts Award – François Côté

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For Immediate Release – August 18th, 2019  

Deep Roots announces 16th Valley Arts Award

WOLFVILLE, NS – First presented in 2004 to Jack Sheriff, founder of Theatre Arts Festival International and the Kipawo Showboat Company, the Valley Arts Award honours individuals who have made a significant long-term contribution to the arts in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. The presentation of the annual award is a highlight of the Festival Finale at the Deep Roots Music Festival in September.

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2019 Deep Roots Music Festival – Line Up Announced

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For Immediate Release – June 26, 2019

16th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival, September 26-29th, 2019

WOLFVILLE, NS – The Deep Roots Music Festival (September 26-29, 2019) is preparing for its 16th edition with a focus on the role that music plays in mental health and well-being. On opening night, celebrated Maritime singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan will set the tone with a screening of her National Film Board documentary The Song and the Sorrow, directed by Millefiore Clarkes, and a duo performance following. The film captures Catherine’s personal struggle to reconcile a family tragedy, confront the hurtful mystery of her absent father, Gene MacLellan, and embrace his musical legacy, as well as break the silence surrounding mental illness.

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Festival Passes and Tickets Available

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The Deep Roots Music Festival is pleased to announce that regular three-day and four-day passes, as well as tickets to our evening main stage shows, including the Thursday Night opening concert and film with Catherine MacLellan, are now available through, Ticketpro Outlets and by calling 1-888-311-9090.

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Blossom Bluesmobile

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM
Wolfville Farmers’ Market
Hosted by Deep Roots Music Festival

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Come celebrate the #87th Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival in style and dance the night away with maybe Atlantic Canada’s very best Rhythm and Blues ensemble. The fifteen members of Bluesmobile are guaranteed to get you up on your feet and keep you there. The band features a 6 piece horn section, 5 piece rhythm section, and 4 vocalists. Bluesmobile plays music from many musical styles including blues, funk, rock, soul, and R&B. If you like artists such as Chicago, Earth Wind, and Fire, Santana, Tower of Power, Aretha Franklin, The Commodores, and Powder Blues you will love Bluesmobile!

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