From humble beginnings as a singer-songwriter circle, four Northern Ontario musicians came together to embark on a journey driven by an undeniable musical connection. With swirling harmonies as tall as the pines of their hometown, Hidden Roots Collective creates an immersive listening experience. Their thoughtful arrangements and unique vocal stylings have captivated listeners across Eastern Canada.
Exploring genres of folk, jazz, and alternative ethereal, there is an audience for every track on their debut-album, ‘Come Up, Honey’. Covering themes of love, loss and self-discovery, the album intertwines the lives and narratives of four women: Annie Sumi, Holly Cunningham, Brigitte Lebel, and Rose-Erin Stokes.
Their debut album, Come Up, Honey, was released on September 1, 2016, with support from the Ontario Arts Council. Since releasing the album, Hidden Roots Collective has been charting on national and college radio, and receiving attention from Reporters and Broadcasters across North America.
Notable Nominations and Awards:
Emerging Artist of the Year Nomination (2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards)
Best Folk/Roots (2016 Toronto Independent Music Awards)
Best Song Overall Runner Up (2016 Toronto Independent Music Awards)
Best Songwriter (2017 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards)
Best Album Nomination (2017 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards)
From humble beginnings as a singer-songwriter circle, four Northern Ontario musicians are on a journey together driven by a musical connection that refuses to be ignored.
With swirling harmonies as tall as the pines of their hometown, the women create an immersive listening experience while reinforcing each others unique vocal strengths. Touching on stories of love and self-discovery, their debut album Come Up, Honey celebrates four storylines intertwined through songs rooted in familiar blues and airy folk sensibilities.
Hidden Roots Collective is Rose-Erin Stokes, Brigitte Lebel, Annie Sumi and Holly Cunningham.