Music PEI is pleased to announce the official launch event for Deep Roots In Red Dirt, a double-disc compilation CD featuring 35 memorable selections from a diverse list of Island artists. The launch is taking place Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at The Mack as part of Showcase PEI and will feature performances by Catherine MacLellan, Dennis Ellsworth, Meaghan Blanchard, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Chas Guay, and Larque.
The amazing collection features songs by selected Music PEI Award winners from 2002 to 2014 and spans a wide array of musical styles, from folk, country, and bluegrass to jazz, pop, blues, rock, and more. The project commemorates not only the history of the awards and hard work of Music PEI, the association which promotes, fosters, and develops artists and the music industry on PEI, but also PEI 2014 Inc.’s celebrations.
Attendees to the launch event will be able to purchase the brand-new collection for only $10 – half of the retail price – while enjoying live musical performances in an intimate setting.
The launch is taking place on the first of two nights of Showcase PEI, Music PEI’s annual buyer’s conference that bring delegates from the global music community to the Island to showcase PEI’s musicians and create business and networking opportunities. Showcase PEI is presented by CFCY and Q93 and promises to deliver two nights of amazing music. In addition to Friday night’s CD launch, Saturday’s rock-themed lineup will feature performances by Paper Lions, Coyote, The Meds, Racoon Bandit, and Jordan Cameron.
Tickets for either evening can be purchased at the Confederation Centre box office or online at ConfederationCentre.com.