February 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kensington, PE – Digging Roots and JUNO Award winning William Prince to perform in Summerside on March 15th.
The Indian River Festival, in partnership with the Harbourfront Theater and the Confederation Bridge, is proud to bring both Digging Roots and JUNO Award winning William Prince to the Harbourfront Theater in Summerside on Thursday March 15th at 7:30pm.
In Digging Roots, the husband and wife team of Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish trade lead vocals, and fluidly compliment each other’s strengths while going from whispery intimacies, to smokey wails. Firmly inhabiting roots and blues, their music is an eclectic tapestry of light and dark sound with sweet harmonies and melodic accompaniments of ukulele, banjo, mellotron and of course Raven’s bombastic resonator guitar.
William Prince is a JUNO AWARD winning storytelling singer/ songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps cliches to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage.
“Indian River Festival board and staff are excited to present Digging Roots and William Prince at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. Not only are both of these artists award winners, including William’s 2017 Juno, but he was featured in MasterCard’s revelry released commercial singing the Bo Diddley song “You can’t judge a book by its cover”, which was first aired the night of this years Grammy Awards” said Don Quarles, Executive Director of the festival. “It seems Ellen Degeneres has embraced this commercial. It features William and 5 other incredible international artists performing the cover tune and the song helps break down barriers and stop preconceived notions of how people are judged by the way they look. The cover of this song is absolutely brilliant. “
This special Canada 150 Series event is happening at the Harbourfront Theater, 124 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside, PE, and is presented by the Indian River Festival on March 15, 2018 at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Tickets are available now through Ticketpro.
This tour is part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series and in partnership with the Abegweit First Nations,
the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI and Lennox Island.
The Indian River Festival appreciates the support of the Canadian Government through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the province of Prince Edward Island, the Atlantic Presenters Association and RADARTS for this concert.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased through Ticketpro online or by calling them at 1-888-311-9090. You can also learn more by visiting www.
About Indian River Festival:
Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers a summer long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay. The internationally recognized Festival, has been twice named by the Globe and Mail as one of the best summer music festivals in Canada, and presents outstanding performances from a dynamic mix of some of the biggest names in Canadian music and exciting emerging talents. Now entering its 23rd season in 2018, this summer-long festival attracts annual audiences of over 7,000 music lovers to the acoustically perfect St. Mary’s Church, idyllically set overlooking beautiful Malpeque Bay, to experience the very best in folk, blues, jazz, classical, traditional, contemporary and world music.
**NOTE: This concert is being presented in Summerside at the Harbourfront Theater **