Album release: Up By The Roots

Mark Haines

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Canadian music business veteran Mark Haines has released his new album, Up By The Roots.

In a career that spans almost 50 years, Mark has played theatres, festivals, concerts, clubs and churches across Canada and the United States, and has toured Britain, Sweden, and Taiwan. His main collaboration of the last eight years has been with friend and Island comedian Patrick Ledwell, performing The Island Summer Review in Hunter River, PE.

Mark is fluent on several instruments and familiar with as many styles. Enjoying a roots based approach to everything he does, it was only natural that this album should surface. Engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Sergey Varlamov at Crabbe Road Studio in Miltonvale Park, PE, Up By The Roots is a collection of twelve original songs plus a cracker jack cover of Stephen Foster’s “Camptown Races.”

Instrumentally and stylistically, the tracks are essentially acoustic driven with some unexpected yet compelling twists. Everything in the roots library was called into play here. The album is available on several online platforms.

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