"Very close to roots perfection." - The Musical View
Three Metre Day is an original, Canadian roots music trio whose members include violinist Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke and Michelle Willis. Hugh has recorded and toured extensively with Bruce Cockburn, Loreena McKennitt, Jon Hassell, Don Byron and Mercan Dede as well as played 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 is Michelle Willis, whose singing and portable pump organ playing are the cornerstone of this original, popular band.
The sound of the band features original songs in combination with old instruments, forming a strong, identifiable texture. At times the sounds are so interwoven it's hard to distinguish one instrument from another.
It is rare to see three musicians who demonstrate such command of their instruments in one group; rarer still to hear them devoting their sounds to the making of such beautiful, uncommonly organic music.
"Three Metre Day's 'Coasting Notes' is a heartfelt album that has you leaning in closer to the music as the voice of Michelle Willis warms you by the fire." - Laurie Brown / The Signal: CBC Radio.
"One of this year's finest albums!" - HEAVEN MAGAZINE