This summer’s Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival has added more talent to its roster.
Irish Mythen, an Irish singer who lives on Prince Edward Island, will squeeze in Roots and Blues into her busy summer festival schedule. Mythen last played Roots and Blues in 2017 and played in Salmon Arm in 2018 — both performances were well received.
The Hamiltones, who supported six-time Grammy Winner Ry Cooder on festival stages last year as his band, have also been added to the lineup.
In addition to that work, The Hamiltones also played on three Grammy-nominated albums in the past year alone, including PJ Morton’s Grumbo, Jonathan McReynolds’ Make Room and Tori Kelly’s Hiding Place.
Birds of Chicago is a folk and Americana group that has honed its skills on the road, playing 200 shows a year and main festival stages in England, the U.S. and Canada. Its latest albums, Real Midnight in 2016 and Love in Wartime in 2018, were well received and have kept the band in the spotlight.
Garifuna Collective hails from Belize. The group features the best artists of Garifuna’s music scene and some unique instruments, including turtle shells and jawbones, alongside hand drums, guitars and bass.
The collective has topped world charts in Europe and won a Juno with Danny Michel. Their album with Andy Palacio was voted all-time number one in the world music genre on Amazon.
The 2019 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues music festival will take place from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.
Early-bird (holiday) passes for the festival are available for sale at the Roots and Blues office, 541 Southwest Third St., Salmon Arm, or online at rootsandblues.ca. Holiday prices last until Jan. 31.