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.

Sarah McInnis, singer/songwriter, from Peterborough, Ontario, is a storyteller, through and through. Her songs, though lyrically personal, offer an authentic voice to our universal story of the human experience. With warm vocals and guitar in hand, McInnis transforms every stage into an intimate venue.

Her debut EP, Farmer, Coal Miner, was produced by James McKenty in 2016.  The album’s exploration of family, place, loss and what holds us together, illustrates McInnis’ skill as she weaves seven thought-provoking tracks. She has shared the stage with notable Canadian musicians Mathias Kom (of the Burning Hell) and Craig Cardiff, and has worked on independent music projects in Peterborough, Ontario and Port Williams, Nova Scotia, where she currently resides. Recent projects have included two collaborative albums with local songwriters in Wolfville, released in 2018 and 2019. Sarah is in the beginning stages of her first full-length album, which she plans to release in late 2020!

Sarah McInnis’s music is one of confessional candor. Her writing connects our large stories to her own pocket-sized vignettes, allowing each of us to expand our hearts alongside; her stories are our stories too.


The Basin Brothers are a country, roots and Americana band from Hants County, NS, whose music blends honky tonk with a rural maritime sound. Brothers Devin, Chase, Tony, and Jesse write about where they live – in the country, in the woods, on the farm, and along the shore. Make no mistake, these boys ain’t city folk and that certainly isn’t cigarette smoke. They play songs to bounce and brawl to, with their heads in the clouds and hearts on their sleeves. Their Charles Austin produced debut album “Country Paranoid ” showcases their gritty down-home sound, mixing classic twang and pedal steel with rock ‘n’ roll energy.

The Basin Brothers have charmed audiences at Deep Roots Music Festival, played the part of local talent at Full Circle Festival four years running, kicked things into high gear at the Winter Country Revue in Halifax, and most recently showcased at Nova Scotia Music Week. On top of writing their own brand of country and Americana songs, the boys also curate the annual North Along the Shore Jamboree, an all-day country, Americana, and folk music festival held in their own backyard of Newport Landing, NS.

In the fall of 2020, The Basin Brothers will release a new album produced by Thomas Stajcer and their live show promises to celebrate new levels of musical growth and rural maritime charm.


SING- ALONG  … We want your voices!!  Please join us …  record yourself on video, singing along to Don’t Stop (Fleetwood Mac) with The Gilberts.  Send your video to or upload to our Sing-Along Dropbox:

HERE I AM … Where are you?  We’d like to know.  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.

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

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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

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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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