22 results for tag: Banjo

Pretty Archie

Long-time friends Brian Cathcart (vocals/guitar), Matt McNeil (mandolin), Colin Gillis (bass), Redmond MacDougall (banjo/percussion) and recently added Scott MacLean (guitar/mandolin) create and perform music with a unique saltwater perspective on modern living. Having chosen the name Pretty Archie to honour a Cape Breton ... Read More

The Slocan Ramblers

Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocan Ramblers have quickly become a bright light on the Canadian roots music scene. Returning for their fourth visit to The Bassment, the Ramblers have a well-earned reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship, and having ... Read More

Canadian Fiddle Revue

Although our January fiddle show has a new name – Canadian Fiddle Revue – you can still expect to hear a highly entertaining show featuring some of the best fiddle musicians and some of the best fiddle tunes in the land. While dedicated to the musical roots of the fiddle reportoire, the Canadian Fiddle Revue also embraces ... Read More

Ghostboy: Defresne & Young

Multiple award winning studio and live performance musicians Denis Dufresne (vocal, fiddle, etc.) and Aaron Young (vocal, guitar, etc.) have moved from the back of the stage to the front to form Ghostboy. Part of the original cast of fiddle super group Barrage, they have since backed up the cream of Canadian country, folk, and ... Read More

Andrew Collins Trio

“Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Toronto mandolin virtuoso pulls out all the stops” Toronto Star “To call Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin would be putting it mildly.– 4/5 stars" Exclaim! Magazine #1 Canadian artist receiving airplay ... Read More

Annie Lou

Songwriter, composer, and performer Annie Lou possesses a deeply felt connection to older folk music traditions. With guitar and banjo in hand, she has spent years chronicling the rural and urban life paths of Canada, writing songs to tell the tales of the hard-hit, hard-won victories of these working-class men and women. Annie ... Read More

The Lonesome Ace Stringband

The Lonesome Ace Stringband brings grit, skill, and abandon to old-time Appalachian folk songs and fiddle/banjo tunes. Band members Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle), and Max Heineman (bass) share a deep respect for the roots of the music, a keen sense of innovation to the performance and material, and a passion for ... Read More

The East Pointers

Winners of the Ensemble of the Year Award at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards and known for their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. And while traditional ... Read More

While Rome Burns

Happy to just fiddle away while chaos reigns, While Rome Burns is an eclectic duo with a range of musical styles including Appalachian, Celtic, New England, Quebecois, Metis, Galacian, and swing. Paul Gitlitz's fiddle compositions and Wyndham Thiessen’s sometimes tender, sometimes humorous songs are played on any number of ... Read More

Ellestad Wiik Duo

Saskatchewan-born fiddler Laura Ellestad was so fascinated by Norwegian folk music that she packed her bags in 2008 and moved to Norway to study Hardanger fiddle. It was there she meet Norwegian guitar, banjo, and dobro virtuoso Magnus Wiik. Their acoustic duo has since toured Canada, Norway and Denmark and has performed in ... Read More