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's 2nd CD, Square Pie, has hit the charts!
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 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! 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 this summer! 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!
Sat November 24, 2012 - Juno Nominee and Blues Master, Bill Johnson. Doors at 7pm, Show at 7.30pm. $15-20 (sliding scale). Puzzleroot will open the show - all proceeds go to Bill Johnson.
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!