This sounds like a great time up in Canada. Plus you have plenty of time to plan for it. Salmon Arm British Columbia on August 17-19 is having it annual Roots And Blues Fest. Here is the list of artists from the Roots and Blues website:
|Roots and Blues Schedules:|
|Summer 2007 - Coming Soon|
Roots and Blues Performers
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|2007 Roots and Blues Performers |
60 Acts on 7 Stages
|Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective |
African rhythms combined with Latin flavours, warm, powerful voices and perfectly blended percussion.
|Corb Lund & the Hurtin' Albertans |
Alt-country songs with a strong sense of roots savvy from this Juno Award-winning band.
|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."
Highly original modern dub with a socially conscious pulse.
|Ellika & Solo |
Brilliant fusion of Swedish fiddle and Senegalese kora and the winners of the BBC Radio3 “Boundary Crossing” award.
Super funky blues and R&B with an undeniable groove... "These boys boogie with heart."
|Galant tu perds ton temps |
Traditional Québécois songs and rich a cappella harmonies sung by five glorious voices.
Irish music with pulsing energy, vision and jazzy tones with a reputation for knock-out shows.
|Green Fools Theatre |
This astounding group of stilt walkers will engage audiences of all ages as they rove around the grounds.
|Jim Byrnes and the House of Refuge |
The legendary blues musician, backed by Zubot and Dawson, creates music that is inspired and soulful.
|John Boutte |
Best Male Vocalist 2006 Offbeat New Orleans Music Awards - "John Boutté has one of the most beautiful, soulful voices in the country."
|Kiran Ahluwalia |
This Juno Award winner performs ghazals and folk songs of India for the 21st century.
|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 ..."
|Luke Doucet |
Wry & candid writing, blending elements of country, blues and surf rock
|Matt Andersen |
Hybrid blues, roots and rock delivered with a soulful voice and ace guitar work.
|Mia Dyson |
“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.
|Mighty Popo Trio |
A Rwandan/Burundian whose music is steeped in African tradition.
Percussion-driven Pacific chants and Maori nu-folk with lyrics concerned with indigenous, environmental and spiritual issues.
Celtic, bluegrass and Latin world music fusion so good that each of their last five albums have been nominated for Juno awards.
|Paul Oscher |
A veteran of the Muddy Waters band, a multi-instrumentalist and the winner of two 2006 Blue Music Awards.
|PF Sloan |
"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
Their West Coast vibe will have you swaying to their infectious pop, rock and ska beat.
|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."
|Ruthie Foster |
"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.”
|Siegel-Schwall Band |
The legendary blues band "first album in thirty years is a wondrous return to its glory days." - Billboard
|T. Nile |
"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."
|Xavier Rudd |
A unique multi-instrumentalist solo artist whose songs balance acoustic soul, manic fretwork, rhythmic stomps and exotic percussion.
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