Juno Nominated Digging Roots Latest Single Sounds Terminal “I’ve Got it Bad”
The new year has started off on a high note for JUNO Award-winning husband and wife duo, Digging Roots, and the pair has reason to celebrate! The band was thrilled to hear they had won the inaugural Cobalt Prize at the 2014 Maple Blues Awards – a new award, celebrating artists who are pushing musical boundaries and expanding the genre. This also marks the first time that an Indigenous artist has won a Maple Blues Award. Just one week later, the duo found out that their third album, For The Light, had been nominated for Aboriginal Album Of The Year at the 2015 JUNO Awards.
After four years of heavy touring in cities and remote corners of Canada, the US, Europe, Mexico and Australia (including the Canadian and Norwegian Arctic), Digging Roots released For The Light in June, 2014. Inspired by their travels, the album 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 reflect 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.
Directed by Jennifer Podemski