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Long Range Hustle will bring infectious melodies to Roots North

'It only takes a minute to feel how their contagious energy connects with everyone in the room,' notes organizers; Roots North will be held April 23-25
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Long Range Hustle will be performing at The Brownstone during the sixth annual Roots North Music Festival April 23-25. Contributed photo

The Roots North Music Festival is excited to announce Long Range Hustle to the 2020 late night venue lineup at The Brownstone Cafe, Orillia for the 6th annual Roots North Music Festival April 23 to 25. 

It only takes a minute to feel how their contagious energy connects with everyone in the room. From a sweat-soaked club to a breezy festival stage, Long Range Hustle brings the warm infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies, in spades.

A mix of high school and summer camp counsellor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together - Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing.

The Aug. 17 release of their new single, Morning Clover, welcomed the dawn of a new era for LRH. This offering was the first cut from their  2019 album. A recording session at The Bathouse Studio near Kingston with acclaimed Scottish producer and mixer, Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Wintersleep, Snow Patrol) resulted in a refined and evolved sound for the band, reflective of their persistent drive to push themselves.  

The band started to gain momentum with the release of From Seedlings to Saplings… in 2016. Confront Magazine noted, the sound “strays from the guitar-drums-bass formula to incorporate violin and piano in every hook-laden song.” Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, they’ve shared stages with Arkells, Matt Mays, Big Wreck, and delighted hometown crowds with month-long residencies at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern. 

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The show is free for Weekend Pass holders (pending venue capacity) or $10 at the door for non-ticket holders. Weekend passes are available now at Alleycats Music & Art, Downtown Orillia or buy online at