2010 JUNO winners. recipients of the 2016 Cobalt Blues Award and four time Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winning artists DIGGING ROOTS have been getting serious airtime and media attention across the country after launching their most recent release ‘For The Light’ . With a cool mix of rock, roots, reggae, hip hop, blues, roots and jazz, For The Light’ received airplay on at least 50+ stations and specialty shows climbing radio charts across the country but the media sum it up best:
“…an album that’s stylish beyond all else. … this is roots haute couture. …Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish have emerged from the studio as fashion-forward songsmiths of sonic design. For The Light struts confidently with a sharp and tailored sound that embraces much more than the bluesy roots they began with.….but ShoShona and Raven step out on a bigger stage drawing in elements from further afield; at times reminicent of UK loungers like Morcheeba; other moments seem to channel the raw buzz of Lenny Kravitz with touches of Matthew Sweet’s guitar pop perfection. There’s also the lope of the reggae dropbeat; the ‘everyman music’ to the rest of the world.”
"...already creating an instant buzz..."
THE MUSIC EXPRESS
“For The Light. The evocative title cut is a good introduction to their sound, and the bluesy "I've Got It Bad" is another highlight.”
NEW CANADIAN MUSIC
“The group won the prestigious Aboriginal Album of the Year JUNO in 2010 and is back with new album For the Light, an eclectic mix of alternative, roots, reggae, rock, and blues, or as the band aptly calls it, “heartbeat music”.
CANADIAN MUSIC BLOG
“This well rounded album is a strong third release for the duo.”
“...Reggae makes its presence felt on a regular basis ….Other tracks are somewhat trippy … Themes include love, loss, growth and unity.Digging Roots not only brings together varies styles and instrumentation (from banjos to ukuleles), but they can connect people of all backgrounds together with their infectious optimism and positivity.”
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
“...there is a lot of blues in here amidst rock beats, reggae lines, and other R&B moves and pace. it is performed quite well.”
"...a sultry mix of handcrafted blues shaken with other exotic spices and rich in rhythm.”
"...a great listen...”