FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 (REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN) – Roots Country Troubadours, Blake Berglund (Kennedy, SK) and Quinton Blair (Steinbach, MB) will come together for a series of 8 shows amidst their respective winter tours this February. With their writing styles influenced by the likes of Kristofferson, Jennings, and Lovett they will showcase their unique brands of music while being backed by Regina’s very own, The Vultures.
A successful 2014 saw Berglund performing at The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV, showcasing at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MO, and continuing promotional efforts leading into the release of his fourth album; Jasper, in mid-September. As described by Stylus Magazine as “good old-fashioned, true faded denim blue country music” as well as “the real deal”, Berglund is excited to align himself with Manitoba’s Blair.
“We have this nice little group of pickers and writers on the Prairies that are upping each other’s writing abilities by sticking together, staying true to what country music stands for, and continuously writing better songs than the next. I think I stood up four or five times in appreciation for Quinton’s word usage at his last show in Regina. We are all pretty hard on each other and it’s making us something to look out for.”
Blair’s musical contributions have lead to associated albums being nominated for Grammy, Juno, and Western Canadian Music Awards and not only do his touring efforts take him east to west, but also north to south performing everywhere from Kugluktuk, Nunavut to as far as Tennessee. Verb Magazine gives credit to Blair as playing “country music as it was meant to be played.”
“Berglund’s album is firmly planted in my rotation alongside Hag, Waylon, and Sturgill Simpson. It’s a hard moment to describe when you feel the heart and soul of your own music align with someone you’ve just met. From small towns, to livestock, to relentless touring, this is real country music.”
In true Waylon and Willie fashion, Berglund, Blair, and The Vultures will be stopping in at Rebeltone Ranch in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 25 to record material with producer/roots rocker, Leeroy Stagger. An effort that should result in more dates to come, the boys will share the stage across Saskatchewan and Alberta between February 19 and 26. Performing songs off their newest releases, they will also include a few covers that keep them rooted in their sound. Dates listed.
Preview Jasper HERE
Preview Blues Man HERE