“Very close to roots perfection.” - The Musical View
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.
Michelle, leader of her own band and a current member of The Measure, sang with The Henrys (Don's band), at Luminato in Toronto in 2009, on the same bill as Derek Trucks Band, Daniel Lanois and Debashish Battacharya, among others. The event was called The World of Slide Guitar. Don and Hugh, who met much earlier, recorded and toured together in Mary Margaret O'Hara's band in support of the CD Miss America in the late '80s. They have worked together live and in studios many times since.