Top-notch acts coming to Roots and Blues

Juno Award recipients and nominees set to take the stage.

The Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival prides itself on being a showcase for first-class musicians and performers. And this year’s festival is no different, with an array of Juno Award recipients and nominees set to take the stage.

Set to headline this year’s festival with his eloquent lyrics, stirring vocals and hauntingly moving melodies, City & Colour was a multiple nomination monster in 2012, nominated for Fan Choice, Single of The Year, Artist of The Year and Songwriter of The Year.

Songstress Serena Ryder is nominated for Single of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Songbird Cold Specks is nominated for Break Through Artist of the Year, and Roots & Blues favourites Five Alarm Funk are nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year.

Roots & Blues veteran Alex Cuba’s ‘Ruido en el Sistema’ has received a World Music Album of The Year nomination, while 2013 R&B performers Shakura S’Aida  and Steve Strongman have earned nominations for Best Blues Album of the Year.

Bringing together Canada’s finest musical artists, Roots and Blues is proud of & congratulates all of these wonderful performers for their inspiring achievements.

Roots & Blues runs Aug. 16 to 18. For more information, visit www.rootsandblues.ca.