For Immediate Release: (Wolfville, NS – July 7, 2010)
Deep Roots Music Cooperative received submissions for Emerging Artists ‘UNEARTHED’ from as far afield as Winnipeg and Connecticut. Open to musicians’ aged 14 to 25, ‘UNEARTHED’ offers 3 days of workshops with industry professionals, a performance at Festival Theatre in Wolfville as part of Mud Creek Days and a chance to perform on-stage at the 2010 Deep Roots Music Festival.
The selection committee were amazed by the level of talent and had a hard time short listing the finalists. Included in the list are the three finalists from the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia song-writing competition. Winners ‘The Paradise Project’ and runners up ‘Apollo 13’ and ‘The Tripps’ will be making an appearance at Festival Theatre along with valley residents’ Jesse Potter and Elizabeth Furniss. Rose Folks joins New Brunswick native Julie Aube and Guysborough’s Thomas Munroe who will also be performing.
Deep Roots Music Cooperative is excited to launch their program as part of Wolfville’s birthday celebrations at the end of July otherwise known as Mud Creek Days. Debbie Roza-Mercier, General Manager for Deep Roots Music Coop says, ‘The musical aptitude in Nova Scotia never ceases to amaze me and we have some very talented young musicians performing. We are looking forward to showcasing the shortlisted artists at Festival Theatre and then seeing four acts appear at the Deep Roots Music Festival during the last weekend of September’.
All the shortlisted acts will take part in 3 days of workshops by industry professionals culminating in a performance at Festival Theatre on 31st July at 7pm. A freewill donation will help to support future Emerging Artists: UNEARTHED programming. There will be a special guest appearance by Windsor based band ‘Alice Stops Time’ who performed at Music for Haiti and who will also be appearing at this year’s Deep Roots Music Festival.
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