26 results for tag: Banjo

Old Man Luedecke

Gifted with a penchant for language, banjo savant Old Man Luedecke has a cunning lyrical flair and always pushes the boundaries of his storytelling with a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, and pop hooks. The resident of Chester N.S. and two-time JUNO Award winner returns to sing and play selections from his 7 previous recordings ... Read More

Pretty Archie

Long-time friends Brian Cathcart (vocals/guitar), Matt McNeil (mandolin), Colin Gillis (bass), Redmond MacDougall (banjo/percussion) and Scott MacLean (guitar/mandolin) formed Pretty Archie in 2013. The band’s three recordings feature an impossible to pigeonhole mix of folk, blues, bluegrass, country, rock, and vintage soul. ... 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

Mike Klein & Friends

The world needs more old-time mandolin and Mike Klein delivers as the front to this uniquely Canadian twist on Appalachian music. This high energy string band includes some of Saskatchewan’s hottest acoustic musicians including Booker Blakly (fiddle), Jille Shotton (banjo), Ryan Shotton (guitar), and Nicola Tabb (bass). The ... Read More

Twangfest: The Lost Highway Navigators, The Old Time Band, & The Local Group

The Lost Highway Navigators deliver a classic country sound of original honky-tonk tunes about loving, hurting, drinking, and flirting. Led by songwriter Patton MacLean (guitar, harmonica, and vocals), the band includes Jay Metheral (bass), Gillian Snider (accordion and vocals), Jody Giesbrecht (pedal steel), James Steele ... Read More

Còig

One of the most exciting new North American Celtic groups, Còig has a combined total of over 30 group and solo awards and nominations, including two East Coast Music Awards and a Canadian Folk Music Award. While the members of Còig all have traditional roots, each brings something more. Chrissy Crowley (fiddle) brings touches ... 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