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Seeds: Digging Roots.

Seeds: Digging Roots. Category: First Nations Contemporary Acoustic Blues Independent Release: Odeimin Music, 2006.

Playing in styles ranging from back porch blues and reggae, to Texas swing and cool jazz, this Toronto-based duo is pure dynamite. 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 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 (1950-2009)
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Author:Bates, Gene
Publication:Whispering Wind
Article Type:Sound recording review
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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