Salmon Arm adds more to lineup
Four more acts have been announced for the 20th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.
• Bombino comes from Niger, Africa.
He’s a member of the nomadic Tuaregs, long viewed as warriors who fought against colonialism and cultrual assimilation.
He draws from their musical style, which is influenced by this rebellious nature, but uses his music to promote equal rights and peace.
• Bettye LaVette found acclaim 40 years after she started her musical career, despite being in the Motown stable of musicians in the 1980s.
The R&B singer gave up on music, returning to it later in life and finding herself, in 1007, nominated for a Grammy Award for best blues recording.
• The Boom Booms are a six-piece Latin-soul-funk-reggae-rock band from East Vancouver.
They were finalists in the Peak Performance musical competition last year.
• Coco Montoya was taught by Albert Collins, spent a decade with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and now tours the world, playing up to 150 shows a year.
He’s been described as being “at the forefront of the contemporary blues world.”
They join already announced performers Alex Cuba, The Beaton Sisters, Cuff the Duke, Declan O’Donovan, Delhi 2 Dublin, Five Alarm Funk, Hazmat Modine, Hollerado, James ‘Super Chikan’ Johnson and the Fighting Cocks, Jayme Stone, Markus James and The Wassonrai, Raleigh, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Shred Kelly.
The festival runs from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19 at the Salmon Arm fairgrounds.
Tickets are available online at
rootsandblues.ca or by calling 1-250-833-4096.