Groundup Showcase: New York’s Hildegunn Gjedrem & Toronto’s Three Metre Day

Hildegunn Gjedrem

Hildegunn Gjedrem is a singer and composer living in New York. Performing her own original music with some of New York’s most regarded musicians, her music is a modern mix of jazz, pop, rock and folk, creating a unique sound. The focus always being on making dynamic beautiful music for the listener.

Three Metre Day

Three Metre Day is an original, Canadian roots music trio whose members are Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke and Michelle Willis. Hugh, violinist, has recorded and toured extensively with Bruce Cockburn, Loreena McKennitt, Jon Hassell, Don Byron and Mercan Dede as well as playing on the soundtracks to countless Hollywood films. Don Rooke is a lap-style slide guitarist who also leads cult Toronto band The Henrys. He has recorded with Mary Margaret O’Hara, Cowboy Junkies, Sylvia Tyson and Gordie Sampson, as well as for movies and TV. Finally there’s Michelle Willis, whose singing and portable pump organ playing are the cornerstone of this original band.