We are proud to announce the release of Rockland’s new 2016,
Roots and Blues CD “Touch the Ground”
Rockland Moran is an original songwriter and seasoned performer, who has entertained audiences of all sizes for more than three decades. He is an avid recording artist with five CD’s and five independent film scores to his credit.
A decade and a half ago, Rockland re-invented his guitar playing by shifting to open tuned acoustic. He has also mastered the “Keith Pegs” that give a haunting steel guitar effect to his original tunes.
In 2014 Rockland recorded and released his original roots/blues CD
Rockland has shared the stage with such greats as Leo “Bud” Welch, Roy Rogers, and Blind Boy Paxton.
2014’s highlights were performing at the Victoria Jazz festival, The Harrison Festival of the Arts and The Vancouver Island Music Fest.
Along with performing his original songs, Rockland also teaches workshops in open tuning, slide guitar behind the fret.
Here’s what people are saying about Rockland.
Doc MacLean – “I really enjoyed getting to play with Rockland at long last. A really interesting guitarist. My tribe!”
Mark Rheaume and John Corcelli —Rockland’s CD “Come Sundown” This month’s recommended listening CBC Music Library -March 2015—- Page 10– via The Toronto Blues Society Newsletter
Bruce Iglauer-President of Alligator Records Chicago……”tight….the dynamics were good…. …..good energy and nice slide work……a great deal of fun to see live.”
Holger Petersen-Host of Saturday Night Blues- CBC….”.we’ve been featuring the CD on SNB and really enjoy it…”
Tom Harrison-The Vancouver Province….”A cohesive collection of southern blues based songs……fierce, nimble musicianship…”.
Steve Newton-The Georgia Straight..”.The Diviners is nine track CD recorded at Mushroom Studios…..it’s a promising blues debut that bodes well…….”.