London’s Root Cellar to host winter music series

January 17, 2019 by  

An earthy London venue is looking to give music lovers a reason to venture outside during the cold winter.

The Root Cellar, a London-based pub that specializes in local food, is hosting Tapped In, a “midwinter music series” that will take place over three weeks in January and February. The venue has stated that its goal is to “celebrate long cozy nights” along with local culture in the depths of winter.

The first night of Tapped In will feature dreamy Americana artist Cameron Jericho and Guelph-based folk pair Tragedy Ann. The following weekend it will be indie funk musician Jacob Martins and Jordan MacDonald taking centre stage. The series will conclude with performances by Annie Sumi, a recent Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, and folk guitarist Barry James Payne, performing with his band String Bone.

The selection of artists suggests the diversity of Southern Ontario’s music scene, which often leans away from the genres popular in the mainstream. Such artists are unlikely to see their shows advertised billboards and TV commercials, but it is through local marketing like poster printing and flyer printing as well as events like Tapped In. The series will take place at the Root Cellar’s Taproot performance room on the evenings of January 19 and 26 before concluding on February 2.