It's been four years since blues duo Digging Roots released their last album but with one listen you'll agree it's been worth the wait.
Inspired by their travels, For The Light, firmly inhabits roots and blues with a nomadic wanderlust; confidently exploring other terrains from the inner cities, the back roads and all the places in between. The husband and wife songwriting team, Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish have written and produced a collection of love songs that reflects a maturing sense of storytelling. With sweet harmonies smokey wails and melodic accompaniments of ukulele, banjo, mellotron and of course Raven’s bombastic resonator guitar, this album is something special; an eclectic tapestry of light and dark sound that is vintage and fresh all at once.
Digging Roots are formidable live - be sure to catch them on the road this summer (tour dates below). Get the album on iTunes and start singing along (in Anishinabemowin and English) to the brilliant title track, For the Light:
Digging Roots' Summer Tour Dates 2014:
06/26/14 Toronto, ON Dundas Square
06/27/14 Midland, ON Midland Cultural Centre
06/29/14 Quebec City, QC Television Performance
07/01/14 Barrie, ON Heritage Park
07/11/14 - 07/13/14 Comox, BC Vancouver Island MusicFest
07/15/14 Duncan, BC Duncan Showroom Productions
07/17/14 - 07/20/14 Yellowknife, NWT Folk On The Rocks
07/23/14 Regina, SK 2014 Indigenous Games
08/01/14 Spence’s Bridge, BC N’kemin Voices of the Valley
08/06/14 Kelowna, BC Minstrel Café
08/06/14 - 08/07/14 Wayland, MI Pottawatami Gathering
08/15/14 - 08/17/14 Dunster, BC Robson Valley Music Festival