Booker and producer Dave Gualandri has always loved live music, so much so that he started bringing performances into his own home.
"Years ago, I started hosting house shows, just small concerts in my living room, with national touring acts. They became really popular, more people were interested in attending than I could possibly fit in my home, so I had to find a bigger venue. Luckily, Tangled Roots loved the idea. We're now able to have these intimate shows, with big name acts, inside the Lone Buffalo, a really unique setting for live music," said Gualandri.
The Tangled Roots' Storytellers Studio Sessions were born out of this passion project, and keep the independent spirit behind it alive and well. Each season consists of four curated concerts, hosted by popular husband and wife musicians, Miles Nielsen and Kelly Steward.
“Dave actually brought us out here a number of years ago to play at one of his house shows, and we just built a working relationship from that. Over the last two years of Storytellers shows, we’ve played with Roger Cline (Roger Cline and the Peacemakers, the Refreshments), Rhett Miller (Old 97’s), Kevin Kinney (Driving and Crying), Chicago Farmer, Edward David Anderson, and even Chris Gelbuda (Nashville songwriter, former Ottawa native), said Nielsen.