Roots band Murfitt and Main take Tractorgrease stage

Vancouver-based roots band, Murfitt and Main, will be playing the Tractorgrease stage on Nov. 19 in Chilliwack.

Murfitt and Main perform Nov. 19 at Tractorgrease.

Murfitt and Main perform Nov. 19 at Tractorgrease.

Vancouver-based roots band, Murfitt and Main, will be playing the Tractorgrease stage on Nov. 19.

Murfitt and Main plumb the depths of country, bluegrass, and western swing, playing home-made songs steeped in the living tradition of roots music.

Their original songs possess a clarity rooted in the musical traditions of rural North America, in a contemporary voice.

Heartbreak, honky-tonks, whiskey, unions, religion, the Canadian terrain, and the Berlin Wall are all fair game in their songwriting. Sweet vocal harmonies draw listeners in adding that high lonesome country sound to the mix.

Comprising the core of the band are the two song-smiths, Warren Murfitt (guitar and vocals) and Kate Main (upright bass and vocals). Other musicians who add their considerable musical talents on frequent occasion are Chris Dawson-Murphy (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Matt Kennedy (mandolin and vocals).

Murfitt and Main performs Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Tractorgrease Cafe (48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd.). Tickets $12 and available by calling 604-858-3814 or emailing tractorgrease@gmail.com.