Seeds: Digging Roots.Seeds: Digging Roots. Category: First Nations Contemporary Acoustic Blues Independent Release: Odeimin Music, 2006. www.diggingrootsmusic.com.
Playing in styles ranging from back porch blues and reggae, to Texas swing and cool jazz, this Toronto-based duo is pure dynamite dynamite, explosive made from nitroglycerin and an inert, porous filler such as wood pulp, sawdust, kieselguhr, or some other absorbent material. The proportions vary in different kinds of dynamite; often ammonium nitrate or sodium nitrate is added. . Singer/songwriter Shashonna Kish and guitarist/ vocalist Raven Kanatakta's sound may be subdued, but their in-your-face lyrics and edgy writing are anything but. The 2007 Nammy-nominees' songwriting is sharp, the musicianship is superb and the vocals are earthy earth·y
adj. earth·i·er, earth·i·est
1. Of, consisting of, or resembling earth: an earthy smell.
2. Of or characteristic of this world; worldly.
3. and real. Kanatakta's guitar work is right up there with Derek Miller and Mato Nanji and Kish's voice is as sweet as Star Nayea's. The combination is compelling. Cuts of interest are the anthem-esque," Wake Up & Rise", "Why Don't You Do Right" and the closing tune, "Brighter".
One of the most unique groups in 'Indian Country', Digging Root's, Seeds is a trip!
Reviewed by Gene Bates Bates , Katherine Lee 1859-1929.
American educator and writer best known for her poem "America the Beautiful," written in 1893 and revised in 1904 and 1911. (1950-2009)