2012 Deep Roots Music Festival

September 27th – Pre-Festival Fundraiser: The Dominion Atlantic Railway, An Evening of Pictures, Stories and Songs

In support of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative, join Gary Ness & the Mud Creek Boys for an evening aboard the Dominion Atlantic Railway! Revisit a bygone era through pictures and tales that cover more than a century of DAR history, with accompanying railroadin’ songs recalling the nostalgia and romance of the heyday of the iron horse.

Gary is a local train historian and an accomplished storyteller, with a wealth of tales about trains here in the Annapolis Valley. He’ll show projections from his extensive photographic collections, which are also featured in his two published volumes on the Canadian Pacific’s Dominion Atlantic Railway.

The Mud Creek boys are an acoustic trio, playing a mix of old time country, bluegrass, blues and swing … those ‘old songs that everybody remembers but nobody plays anymore’. Members are J. P. Huang – guitar and mandolin, Ian Spooner – banjo and guitar, and Peter Williams – banjo, bass and guitar.

Deep Roots is thrilled that Gary, J.P., Ian and Peter are willing to do the Train Show to help with our fund-raising. This show was performed once before, in November 2011, and the packed house obviously loved it. Click Here for Ann O’Dell’s review of the show).

After the show, you are invited to join us in the lobby at the Whittle to take a closer look at fascinating train paraphernalia, chat with Gary and the Mud Creek Boys, enjoy wine and cheese (included in ticket price), and maybe even share your own memories and stories of the train.

Tickets for the September 27th Pre-Festival Fundraiser ‘the train show,’ are now available online through Ticket Pro for $20, including taxes. This show was a sell out when performed in November 2011 so you will want to get your tickets early…either online or at the Box of Delights Bookshop.

Box of Delights Bookshop
466 Main Street, Wolfville NS B4P 1E2
Phone: 902-542-9511

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm
Friday 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm

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DFMF 2012 Lineup

Full Artist Profiles for 2012 are still in the works. In the meantime, most of the artists performing this year have websites, so check these out:

Loudon Wainwright III
Lynn Miles
Mae Moore
James Hill (Anne Davison)
Sheesham & Lotus & Son
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Fish & Bird
The Hupman Brothers
The Wee Giants
Meaghan Blanchard
The Modern Grass
Kickin’ Mule Blues Band
Naming The Twins
Micah O’Connell
Willie Stratton
Harvey Marcotte
The Acadia Capoeira Club
Angie Oriana Jenkins – local Belly dance
Mud Creek Boys – Gary Ness

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Early Bird Passes for DRMF 2012

Until the end of June you can still buy ‘Early Bird passes’ to Deep Roots Music Festival 2012 for the ridiculously low price of $75!!

Click Here to order on-line at Ticketpro.ca

It looks like it is going to be another wonderful and varied program this year including ‘from aways’ Loudon Wainwright III, Lynn Miles (with Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster playing with her), James Hill, Mae Moore, The Modern Grass, Meaghan Blanchard, Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys…

Stay tuned for more details about the program plans for the Deep Roots Music Festival 2012 edition.

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Festival Headliner Signed – LW3!!

The buzz has been getting around, and we are very excited to officially announce now that Loudon Wainwright III will be with us at this year’s Deep Roots Music Festival (September 28-30, 2012). Loudon is funny, talented and historical. He is also prolific, putting out 21 albums in 40 years! He’s releasing his 22nd this year: Older Than My Old Man Now, on April 17 via 2nd Story Sound Records. He has been nominated for 3 Grammy awards for the albums I’m Alright (1985), More Love Songs (1986) and High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2009) for which he won the Grammy in 2010 for “Best Traditional Folk Album”.

At the festival Loudon Wainwright III will be performing a full 90-minute set on Saturday night at Convocation Hall.

See and hear Loudon singing Older Than My Old Man
the title track on his CD coming out in April)

Click Here to see him featured on The New Yorker web site singing about New York Times columnist Paul Krugman (from the 2010 album “10 Songs From The New Depression”) or visit www.lw3.com.

2012 Artist Profiles, 2012 Deep Roots Music Festival
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