Alt-country + Roots

Alt-country + Roots Playlist by Canadian music producer moon:and:6Some of my earliest musical memories include sitting with my dad in our basement rec room, listening to The Eagles — arguably one of the first mainstream bands to really blur the country-rock barrier. Later, Blue Rodeo’s Lost Together album was another major influence. Eddie “Baltimore” Hutchison, a much loved musician on the Toronto roots music scene, was the one who got me in on the Willie P. Bennett Heartstrings sessions in the late 90s. I discovered alt-country around that same time, when I fell in love with Jeff Tweedy’s voice and Wilco’s instrumentation.

I first worked with Luke Doucet when he was producing Rose Cousins’ The Send Off in 2009.  I’ve since worked with Whitehorse on several records that fuse roots-influenced indie rock with folk and country.

—Michael