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"Spruce and the Meadowlark combine Aisha's gorgeous vocals over very thoughtful and supportive arrangements, a high level of musicianship exists that always serves the song first.. Wonderful." Murry Pulver musician & Producer( Doc Walker)
"The band's members (all very accomplished musicians) combine their instrumental talents to weave a sophisticated rhythmic foundation in the bluegrass vein. Aisha Belle's soaring, ethereal vocals add a folk element and perfectly contrast/compliment the intricate musical tapestry." Jaime Sitar (Outta Town Sound)
"I like the bittersweet original songs, high-caliber chops, and the unique blend of trad and modern influences." Lloyd Peterson, producer & musician (Paintbox Recording)
The band is able to offer a range of work shops from composing, songwriting, singing / harmonies, Banjo, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Mandolin
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Rooted in the prairie's of Manitoba, Spruce and the Meadowlark deliver a fresh take of original contemporary bluegrass written by long time musicians, and soulmates, Aisha Belle (violin, vocals) and Donovan Locken (mandolin). Aisha’s haunting voice has been compared to Ruth Moody, the combination of complex driving instrumentals and evocative melodic lyrics create a new perspective on the marriage of folk and bluegrass. With help from producer Lloyd Peterson (JP Hoe) Spruce and the Meadowlark will release their much anticipated debut album Spring of 2017.
Drawn together by the sounds of fiddle tunes drifting through the dark campground of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Aisha and Donovan spent five hours playing music together. With barely any words being shared the two said goodbye. After a year apart, music brought them together again, this time on the same western Canadian tour. They wed 300 days later. Travelling through the Yukon and Alaska for their honeymoon, the dream and songs for Spruce and the Meadowlark began. Aisha's lifetime of classical and Celtic influence & training and Donovan's addiction to bluegrass sounds meld together creating a harmonious sound that insists you listen.
Add seasoned musicians Lucas Kost’s (guitar), "Manitoba's best Banjo picker" Tim Osmond and Ashley Au (bass) the result is a cinematic lush orchestration with serious drive.
To book Spruce and the Meadowlark for your 2017 festival and/or event,