MooseFest: celebrating 5 years of Roots Music Canada
MOOSEFEST: Celebrating 5 Years of Roots Music Canada
SUNDAY, JUNE 4 at the TRANZAC
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets $20 Available on Eventbrite
The show will be hosted by the original founders of Roots Music Canada, David Newland and Andy Frank.
THE LINEUP FEATURES:
7:00 p.m.: Popular singer-songwriter, MC, outdoorsman and Roots Music Canada co-founder David Newland, whose work is inspired by the Canadian landscape and the natural world.
7:25 p.m.: Acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter KUNLÉ whose stirring music bridges contemporary styles with west African rhythms and stories.
7:50 p.m.: Distinctive old-time artist Meredith Moon, who brings punk rock and contemporary folk influences to her unforgettable music – and who just released her sophomore album, Constellations, at the end of March.
8:15 p.m.: Master guitarist and riveting singer-songwriter Noah Zacharin, sometimes likened to James Taylor and David Wilcox, who is currently readying the release of his new album, Points of Light.
8:40 p.m.: Veteran singer-songwriter Tannis Slimmon - with partner Lewis Melville - whose angelic voice and warm personality earned her the Estelle Klein lifetime achievement award from Folk Music Ontario.
9:05 p.m.: Exciting contemporary folk duo Tragedy Ann, whose award-winning songs touch on pressing social issues such as climate change, poverty and abortion access and invite us to consider how we choose to live our lives.
9:30 p.m.: Gifted singer-songwriter and Christian minister Lynn Harrison, whose uplifting songs remind us what’s important in life.
9:55 p.m.: Clawhammer banjo player and CFMA Traditional Singer of the Year winner Hannah Shira Naiman who puts a contemporary spin on the traditional music she grew up with.
10:20 p.m.: Folk-jazz supergroup So Long Seven, featuring Juno Award winner Ravi Naimpally, whose music references traditions from India, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
11:10 p.m.: Toronto Reggae outfit The Memberz, whose music draws on the energy of the Jamaican-Canadian cross-cultural experience and features Roots Music Canada writer Paul Corby on guitar.