B.C. duo, other Canadian artists, added to Roots and Blues lineup

Four acts have joined the roster for the 2019 Roots and Blues music festival in Salmon Arm.

B.C.-based duo The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer has been added to the lineup. Their 2014 album A Real Fine Mess was named blues album of the year and alternative album of the year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. The band followed that album with their latest release, Apocalipstick, in 2017.

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Andrew Collins Trio is an all-acoustic group from Toronto that is capable of showcasing a number of styles and genres. The group has been nominated for or won a number of Canadian Folk Music, Juno and Central Canada Bluegrass awards.

Danny Michel is a Canadian songwriter who relocated to Belize in 2011 to work with Garifuna Collective, a previously announced Roots and Blues act. Michel has also collaborated with astronaut Chris Hadfield and received positive feedback from the late David Bowie when he covered Young Americans.

Edmonton-based group Mercy Funk is led by bassist Angela Proulx and features the vocals of Crystal Eyo, who was featured as part of Mad Dogs Experience at the 2017 Roots and Blues festival. The band’s debut EP, Feel Good, came out last summer.

The 2019 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues music festival will take place from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.

Early-bird passes are available for sale at the Roots and Blues office, 541 Southwest Third St., Salmon Arm, or online at rootsandblues.ca. Early-bird prices continue through May 31.

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