Winter Roots Roundup VI

FolkwaysAlive! (University of Alberta in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) and Peter North present Winter Roots Roundup VI (February 26 – March 1, 2015). This annual festival knits together the best of folk, roots, and blues music through workshops and live performances from local favourites and international legends. This year the music will extend beyond the stage and onto the big screen at Metro Cinema with three documentary films that delve into the art, craft, and lives behind the music.

Click here for a full schedule of festival events and information on ticket purchasing.

Music: Heaven Adores You

  • Mar 3 (2015) @ 7pm

Music Docs and WInter Roots & Blues Roundup VI present this intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.With special Live Music Performance by local folk pop phenom, Jessica Jalbert. Music at 6:30PM. Film at 7PM.

The Ballad of Shovels and Rope

  • Mar 1 (2015) @ 4pm

Presented by FolkwaysAlive! and Peter North, After seeing them live at the Winter Roots and Blues Roundup, you can see Shovels and Rope on the big screen at Metro Cinema for the Canadian premiere of Jace Freeman’s intimate documentary about the band.

Keep On Keepin’ On

  • Feb 26 (2015) @ 7pm
Clark Terry is more than just a jazz legend who mentored Quincy Jones, and who Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis thought was the best trumpet player who ever lived. In Alan Hicks’ documentary, Terry becomes something greater than just a... view more
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