Whitehorse to play 2016 Roots and Blues

Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are working together and separately on side stages and as a featured act on the festival main stage.

  • Dec. 11, 2015 12:00 p.m.

SALMON ARM When it comes to making a commitment to Canadian content for the 2016 edition of Roots and Blues, the festival couldn’t choose a better act than Whitehorse.

Having established themselves as separate forces on the music scenes, the husband and wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland have, over the past five years, established themselves as one of the most creative pairings of the new millennium in roots-rock driven music.

They released their debut self-titled effort in 2011 to critical raves.

Since then, Whitehorse has built a discography that includes an EP of material sung in French, an album of classic Canadian covers, as well as two recordings of originals, Leave No Bridge Unburned and The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss, which received raves on both sides of the border.

Whitehorse comes to Roots and Blues  with a schedule that will find McClelland and Doucet working together and separately on side stages and as a featured act on the festival main stage. They join other announced act the Great Lake Swimmers at the  fest, Aug. 19 to 21. Visit rootsandblues.ca for info.