FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Wolfville, NS – 15th October 2010)
Deep Roots Music Co-op follow their 7th successful Deep Roots Music Festival with a Bringin’ It Home Concert Series. Featuring a variety of up and coming Nova Scotian talent, Deep Roots Music Co-op begins the three concert series on 20th November at 8pm with blues artist Mike Trask and funk band Telfer.
Mike Trask has become a household name throughout the Atlantic Provinces by pumping out single after single of a high-energy, blues-rock fusion sound most recently captured on his second full length album entitled “Boot for Flying”. The core of Mike’s sound is his songs, and his songs come from an acoustic guitar and him. Mike settles into an “Alt Folk/Blues Storyteller” when set on his own.
Drawing from the organic soul of the singer-songwriter, unapologetic funk rock, and the indulgent joy of the jam, TELFER is united by one love – good music. The sound is vibrant then aggressive, pensive then colourful, heavy and then free. Their debut LP, “Born this Morning”, invites the listener through the dance, through the crowd, and into the hearts of 4 guys who love to play music.
On 17th December at 8pm the series will feature a Singer/Songwriter Circle with Mike Le Lievre from ‘Slowcoaster’, Carleton Stone from ‘Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel’ and Kristina Trites.
Mike Le Lievre is best known as Slowcoaster’s bass player. With infectious and captivating lyrics, the Cape Breton trio spent the past ten years infiltrating the Canadian live music scene and firmly established themselves as one of the country’s most popular jam rock bands. Mike Le LIevre joins Carleton Stone and Kristina Trites to showcase his music.
Carleton Stone has been making waves as the front man for Carleton Stone Drives The Big Wheel. His debut self-titled album garnered an 2010 East Coast Music Award nomination and has been well received by music fans and critics from all across Canada.
Kristina Trites is a singer-songwriter who began her career by picking up the guitar when she was 12 years old and within a week after learning her first few chords, wrote her first song. Since then, Kristina has worked with some of Canada’s finest producers and songwriters, garnering interest both locally and across North America. With her powerful raspy voice and strong guitar playing, Kristina looks forward to sharing her songs with the East Coast and beyond!
The third concert in the series featuring Annapolis Valley’s HAWP and Pictou County’s Fleur Mainville takes place on 14th January 2011 at 8pm.
HAWP is a Celtic ensemble that combines ancient traditions with modern musical approaches to create a sound truly representative of Celtic culture in the 21st century. Described as “great music and great entertainment” by CBC’s Caitlin Crockard, HAWP’s aim is to create a modern spectacle both inspiring and intriguing by taking the best of Canadian, Scottish and Irish culture and blending them into a mixture of high energy music and dance.
Fleur Mainville spiraled onto the east coast music scene with the celtic rock band MacKeel and with the release of MacKeel’s debut CD Plaid, the group was nominated for two East Coast Music Awards with the highest independent selling CD in the Maritimes. In 2002 the band parted ways and Fleur Mainville began her solo career. Mainville’s infectious music blend of electrifying traditional celtic folk and rock is engaging and best of all, appeals to fans of all ages.
All concerts take place at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets priced $20 (inc. tax) or $52 (inc. tax) for all three concerts are available at Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville or online at ticketpro.ca. Tickets are $22 (inc. tax) on the door. For more information, call 902-542-7668 or email