Monday 31, 2011
            MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Canadian Anishinaabeg blues group Digging Roots will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Peterson Auditorium at Ishpeming High School. The concert is part of the Northern Michigan University International Performing Arts Series.

Digging Roots has been described as having an “almost indefinable sound...somewhere blurred between the lines of roots, rock, hip hop and blues.” The group’s 2009 album We Are won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for best blues album and a Native American Music Award for best pop album. Featuring tube-electrified acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar and male-female harmonies, Digging Roots’ performance will showcase the group’s versatility and range.

Tickets are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or at the door. Prices are: students, $5 in advance, $6 at the door; NMU employees/seniors 60+, $13 advance, $15 door; and general public, $18 and $20. 

The NMU International Performing Arts Series is entering its 22nd year and is funded by the NMU Academic Affairs division with additional sponsorship from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Finn Grand Fest Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest and Ramada Inn. 


Kristi Evans
News Director