29 results for tag: Banjo

The Local Group

Taking its name from the cluster of galaxies containing the Milky Way, the Local Group plays music of astronomical proportions. With roots in rural Saskatchewan and Australia, the quartet puts a unique spin on traditional acoustic music, including bluegrass, Celtic, classic country, and Canadiana. Spotlighting hot banjo, ... Read More

Canadian Fiddle Revue

While dedicated to the musical roots of the fiddle repertoire, the Canadian Fiddle Revue also embraces the new fiddle music destined to become part of the tradition. The Revue showcases the talents of perennial favourites J.J. Guy, Daniel Koulack, Troy MacGillivray, and Gordon Stobbe. This year’s featured performers are ... Read More

Karrnnel and Friends

Toronto fiddler Karrnnel is back to play his yearly December show. He's joined by his two sisters, Kimberly and Kanndece, as they pay tribute to their father Orest and the music they played together as The Sawitsky Family Fiddlers. From old-time dance favourites to Karrnnel's contemporary fiddle style, this show will also ... Read More

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), Elliot Dillabough (guitar), and Nicola Tabb (bass). ... 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