The Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival is excited to announce that Luke Doucet and the White Falcon, The Secret Sisters and Current Swell have been added to this year’s already amazing lineup of artists.
Luke Doucet and the White Falcon Described as “a late‐’70s ride to the grocery store in a big, gas‐guzzling Lincoln Town Car,” Steel City Trawler, Luke Doucet’s fifth release on Six Shooter Records, has attracted four‐star reviews and earned a spot on the Globe and Mail’s Best of 2010 list. Luke is known for The White Falcon, his band and signature unmistakable guitar. From Winnipeg to Nashville, Cleveland to Hamilton, geography is a constant theme in Luke’s songwriting. Luke is constantly on tour, overseas, across Europe and to South Africa, across Canada and the US, including tours with Blue Rodeo, James Blunt, Josh Rouse and the Cayamo Cruises with all manners of legendary artists. He regularly showcases at conferences from SXSW, the AMAs, NXNE, PopComm and CMW. As well, Luke has recently toured with Sarah McLachlan as her guitarist throughout the Lilith festival circuit. Luke’s impeccable instincts have also steered multiple projects by fellow Six Shooters, and Luke has produced records by NQ Arbuckle and Melissa McClelland, as well as Rose Cousins.
The Secret Sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers, a pair of barely twenty-something sisters from Alabama sisters dare to cover the Sinatra untouchable “Something Stupid,” one minute, and deliver their own self-penned, soon-to-be signature anthem “Tennessee Me,” the next. Their stunning musical debut, recorded in Nashville in a mere two weeks in legendary Blackbird studios is a 10-song valentine – helmed by acclaimed producer Dave Cobb (Waylon Jennings, Jamey Johnson), that manages to evoke pop latitudes by tapping into the indie-cool power of the Secret Sisters’ mesmerizing vocals. The unique, un-filtered Rogers’ sound deftly ambles between savant-like grace and ‘good ‘ol fashioned’ pop horse sense – defying both convention and the fake-it-as-you-go M.O. of the contemporary, hyper-shuffled music industry.
Current Swell Based in Victoria BC, Current Swell is in the foreground of the “new roots” music front pushing out of Canada’s west coast. The band has been receiving recognition from around the world as a mainstay in the “surf rock” community. Their sound continues to develop into a blues and roots feel, gaining even more popularity with their fans while sharing stages with bands such as Xavier Rudd, The Beautiful Girls, Bedouin Soundclash, the Beach Boys and many others.