Interview - Amy Mangan from the Roots North Music Festival chats about the 2019 main stage line-up

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Renowned Canadian songsmith Ron Sexsmith and alt. folk rising star The Weather Station are headlining this year's Roots North Music Festival which takes place across Downtown Orillia on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27. A particular strong main stage line-up features another couple of fabulous songwriters, Prince Edward Island raised, Halifax NS based Rose Cousins and the ever intriguing Ariana Gillis who join Sexsmith on the Friday evening while inspirational world music performer Alysha Brilla who blends folk, jazz and world rhythms together and VK, an Orillia based Americana duo featuring Steve and Marni Van Kessel join The Weather Station on the Saturday evening. There will also be a full day of free performances throughout the day on Saturday at a variety of downtown venues. To learn more about this year’s festival we caught up with Amy Mangan, one of the festival organizers. Tickets can be picked up at Alleycats Music in Orillia or online​ at http://rootsnorthmusic.ca. Early bird weekend passes are currently just $45! (The cost of tickets goes up to $55 on April 12. Don't miss out!) Music: Ron Sexsmith "Evergreen" from "The Last Rider" (2017, Ronboy Rhymes), Rose Cousins "Chosen" from "Natural Conclusion" (2017, Outside Music) and The Weather Station "You and I on the Other Side Of The World" from "The Weather Station" (2017, Outside Music).

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