Stephen Fearing: The idea for Roots On The Wire was hatched (as are many good ideas) over a cup of coffee as a way to help promote my (still) new album Between Hurricanes.
As most people making records know, any new album-release (hopefully) results in a burst of publicity announcing the new music and the accompanying tour. Much of this publicity is now generated on the internet, (we are all familiar with the barrage of FB and Twitter that goes with a tour and helps to promote a new album at the same time). My experience has taught me that traditional print and radio need the “story” of a live show in their region, to create an angle for talking about the new record (preview, review etc.). Canada, where I live and tour most, is a relatively small population and typically an artist can expect to tour hard, for three or four months to cover most of the country and in doing so, tap into the press and radio across the country. More