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Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival Returns for 15th Year
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival runs for the fifteenth year this August 17-19 and will feature 60 Acts on 7 Stages.
The event, which takes place at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, offers six daytime and two night stages and features a fine mix of the best in regional and international blues, roots and world music.
2007 SALMON ARM ROOTS & BLUES FESTIVAL LINEUP
David Francey – A Juno-winning songwriter and one of Canada’s most revered folk poets sings songs that go straight to the heart and stay there.
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
“..music infused with an eclectic mix of Delta blues, soul and the same vein of Southern rock once popularized by his father’s band.”
Super funky blues and R&B with an undeniable groove… “These boys boogie with heart.”
Jim Byrnes and the Sojourners
The legendary blues musician, backed by Zubot and Dawson, creates music that is inspired and soulful.
Best Male Vocalist 2006 Offbeat New Orleans Music Awards – “John Boutté has one of the most beautiful, soulful voices in the country.”
Les Gitans de Sarajevo
Music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, that pushes traditional Gypsy airs into a modern context.
Lil Brian and the Zydeco Travelers
A mix of contemporary urban black sounds and their own modern form of zydeco, rhythmically and lyrically sophisticated and unbelievably funky!
Los de Abajo
“unique Mexican sensibilities with plenty of ska, a shot of salsa, a shed-load of punk, and some high-speed Colombian cumbia …”
Wry & candid writing, blending elements of country, blues and surf rock
Hybrid blues, roots and rock delivered with a soulful voice and ace guitar work.
“The 24-year-old’s deep husky voice, the amazingly executed distorted Telecaster and lap steel, create a sound which penetrates your soul.”
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Rhythms and textures that suggest reggae in a rock context with lyrics that are smart, thought provoking, and political.
A veteran of the Muddy Waters band, a multi-instrumentalist and the winner of two 2006 Blue Music Awards.
“There is no question his songwriting is still as strong as ever more than 40 years after he wrote Eve Of Destruction.”
Rachelle van Zanten
“A fabulous slide guitarist, a great voice and a strong songwriter with excellent pop and rock sensibilities.” – Ottawa Citizen
Reno jack and Sunday wilde
A unique sound with lyrics that capture themes of grief, love, ectasy, torment and addiction.
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Raw Delta Blues pounded out with crazed fury …”They sound like Robert Johnson on crack… they get one hell of a sound.”
“she can give up the gospel a la Mahalia, shake up the soul like Aretha, or dig deep into the blues the way Big Mama Thorton once did.”
The legendary blues band “first album in thirty years is a wondrous return to its glory days.” – Billboard
“Best New/Emerging Artist” -Canadian Folk Music Awards and “Critics Favourite New Discovery of 2006″ – Penguin Eggs
That 1 Guy
One of the most insanely genius musicians, he delivers earthshaking future funk from ”the magic pipe” to accompany his madcap lyrics.
Vargas Blues Band
“Vargas is like a rainbow, he feels the same passion as I do when we embrace world music. He has a brilliant future.” – Carlos Santana
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
“Their bare bones approach, toe-tapping, beer fueled melodies and plaintive vocals are sure to bring a smile to your weary face.”
A unique multi-instrumentalist solo artist whose songs balance acoustic soul, manic fretwork, rhythmic stomps and exotic percussion.
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