Don Ross & Brooke Miller
From the promoter: Hailed by the Montreal Gazette as “Canada’s best acoustic guitarist,” Don Ross has influenced a generation of solo guitarists and composers with his signature style that fuses influences from rock, jazz, funk and North American acoustic music. The only player to have won the prestigious US National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition TWICE, Don continues to dazzle crowds with music that is not only technically brilliant, but also infused with infectious groove and melodicism. His latest release is Any Colour, his first all-vocal recording, on which he plays all the instruments (à la Steve Winwood, Prince, or Stevie Wonder!). Winner of the 2007 Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting excellence, Charlottetown’s Brooke Miller crafts great new acoustic music. Her songs create images of love, travel, conflict, dreams…a wide landscape reminiscent of the best work of Bruce Cockburn or Ricki Lee Jones. Her latest release, You Can See Everything, is a beautiful, sweeping effort, highlighted by her immense talents as a guitarist and songwriter and complemented by collaboration with some of the finest session players in Toronto and New York.