Erin Roots – Clela Errington & Tannis Slimmon

“Erin Roots” is an exciting new monthly roots music series taking place at The Busholme Inn in Erin ON. Erin Roots, a collaboration between Erin Radio and Folk Roots Radio, aims to bring affordable great live roots music to Erin while, at the same time, recording the shows for future broadcast. The first Erin Roots show takes on Saturday September 12 and features two fabulous singer-songwriters, Tannis Slimmon and Clela Errington. Crossover roots duo Jennis and The Banjo Mechanics take to the stage on October 24 with more shows to come.

Erin Roots presents… Tannis Slimmon and Clela Lee Errington in Concert
The Busholme Inn, Main Street, Erin
Saturday September 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $15 (for advance tickets call Jay at 519-362-3383 or e-mail jan[at]folkrootsradio.com)

About Tannis Slimmon
Chosen Contemporary Vocalist of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2008, Guelph-based Tannis has been singing, songwriting, recording and touring locally and internationally for over 30 years in numerous bands, and now as a solo artist with stellar recordings ‘Lucky Blue’, ‘Oak Lake’ & ‘In and Out of Harmony’. An amazing vocalist, Tannis Slimmon songs feature a compelling blend of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic guitars and voices, while her lyrics balance the essential emotional components of life: sadness, joy, love and humour. Her latest album, 2013’s “In & Out Of Harmony” was produced by her musical partner Lewis Melville and features 13 new songs that explore a variety of personal yet universal themes. Featuring an array of talent from the Canadian folk-roots scene alongside Juno-winning kora player Mansa Sissoko and ngoni master Abdoulaye Kone the album is the perfect follow-up to 2007’s award-winning Lucky Blue. Among the musicians adding their chops to this release you can namecheck Martin Tielli and Dave Clark (from the Rheostatics), Harry Manx, David Francey, Ray Bonneville and Treasa Levasseur among others. For more information, visit tannis.ca.

About Clela Lee Errington
Toronto singer-songwriter Clela Lee Errington’s voice is timeless and true, effortlessly reaching beyond technique and trends to wrap you in a warm soulful embrace. A classic late bloomer, Clela produced her first of four independent albums at the age of 43. Before settling down in Toronto, Clela spent five years living on Canada’s east coast, performing in P.E.I., New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Clela’s harmonica composition Lace Curtains was awarded Best Instrumental – honourable mention in Folk Music Ontario’s “Songs from The Heart”. Her latest album, 2014’s ‘More Love and Happiness’, produced by Juno award winner Alec Fraser, is a vibrant blend of folk, jazz, and African influences, that provides the perfect vehicle for Clela’s intimate yet dynamic vocal delivery. ‘More Love and Happiness’ features multi-instrumentalist Chris Bartos and vocalist Jocelyn Barth. For more information, visit clelaerrington.ca.

About Erin Radio 88.1
ERIN RADIO 88.1 is a non-profit, community-focused, volunteer-run, non-commercial, community radio station located on the Main Street in the beautiful Village of Erin. Erin Radio 88.1 plays everything from today’s top 40, classic rock, indie, country, jazz, folk, and more and broadcasts on 88.1fm to the town of Erin, Hillsburgh, Guelph, and the Hills of Headwaters. Erin Radio also streams at erinradio.org.

About the author

JAN HALL

Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee.

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