Review – Digging Roots

By: Amanda Hather

Album – For The Light
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Release Date – June 17th, 2014
Genre – Roots/Rock

Ontario band Digging Roots are set to release their third album, ‘For The Light’, on June 17th. The group won a Juno in 2010 and are four time winners of Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. The group is made up of Raven Kanatakta and Shoshona Kish with Trevor Mills and Paul Brennan. The album, a 12 song release, has a mix of different sounds making it very unique, especially with the songs being sung by both male and female leads.

My favourites off of the album would have to be “All Night”, “It Won’t Be Long” and “Sunshine”, which have more predominant male vocals. And “Stay”, “Rich Girls” and “Hwy 17”, which have more of a female lead.

Overall I was impressed with the album and the many different styles they combined into it. I was unsure at first with their influences ranging from Neil Young and Bob Marley to Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, but they make it work giving it a unique twist to folk music.

Rating: 4/5

Digging Roots on social media:

I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.

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