Welcome to the PUZZLEROOT website!

It’s folk music, Jim, but not as we know it…

From heavenly harmonies to foot-stompin’ barnburners, PUZZLEROOT’s music is unique, quirky, soulful and original. Drawing on a wide range of influences from classic and contemporary folk music, vintage blues and bluegrass, through alt. country and punk rock, PUZZLEROOT’s songs move the heart and feet in equal measure!

Come on in and find out for yourself…


Puzzleroot is on hiatus.

Puzzleroot has been on hiatus since Dec 2012.

Puzzleroot's 2nd CD, Square Pie, has hit the charts!

Square Pie. 2nd CD front cover

Our 2nd CD, Square Pie, released Spring 2012, has hit the charts on CHLY Nanaimo, CFBX Kamploops, CJSW Calgary, CKUW Winnipeg, and CHRW London! Thanks so much for your support!

Gig venue in Hvar, Croatia

We now have the full CD and individual tracks up for digital download on CD Baby and iTunes . Check out our Music page! You can also order the CD itself through CD Baby or email us and we'll send you one.

Our 2012 spring/summer tour was phenomenal! We gigged and traveled in Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, St Catharines, Leamington, Windsor, London, Ottawa, Pembroke and Montreal. Then we played in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy; Hvar, Croatia; Orleans, France; Maastricht, Utrecht, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands! Puzzleroot plays VIA Rail from Vancouver to Toronto We met and reconnected with wonderful people along the way - thanks to everyone for their support! We've had a great response to our new CD thus far.

We played with some wonderful people: Annabelle Chvostek at the Tranzac, Toronto; Allison Brown in Leamington, The Phog, Windsor and London Music Club; Brian Simms in Ottawa at the Elmdale Tavern; Paul Belley and the Domestic Crisis Group in Montreal. Thanks for the wonderful times and many thanks to all our hosts along the way!

We also played some local shows on Vancouver Island summer 2012! Butchart Gardens, a House Concert on Pender Island, CHLY's Lunchtime Music at the China Steps, Feast of Fields (yummy!), and the Luxton fair.

Rosedale Ridge House Concerts - hosted in Puzzleroot's home several times each year!

We had some wonderful House Concerts in 2011 & 2012, including Bill Johnson, Joel Fafard, Wil, Anna Atkinson & Zoe Guigueno, Skagway, Headwater, Ben Sures, Big Bubba Cook, and David P Smith.

Come and join us for one at Rosedale Ridge, Cowichan Station - Directions. We hope to see you out!

Press Reviews & Video

"This is smart, witty and off-kilter roots music. Primarily a trio of guitar, banjo and upright bass, Puzzleroot sound like Pixies on a relaxing summer retreat and evoke memories of cult acts like Colorblind James Experience."
- The Gilded Palace of Sin, Totally Radio (Brighton UK)

"Puzzleroot brings to the table an eclectic flavor in both song selection and performance styling. Their harmonies are spot on and their playing compliments their songs like adding nutmeg to hot chocolate. Yummy stuff!"
- Robert McCourty, Artistic Director, Islands Folk Festival

We'll work to bring you some newer videos from our new CD! In this one, Puzzleroot plays Metal & Bone at the Port Theatre, Fall 2010

Check out more on our press & video page!

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