32 results for tag: Banjo

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

Pretty Archie

Hailing from musically fertile Cape Breton Island, Pretty Archie’s honest, heartfelt writing connects listeners to a saltwater perspective on modern living. Their fun-loving and, at times, heartbreaking blend of blues, country, folk, and bluegrass has helped the band build a loyal fan base across Canada. Read More

The Lonesome Ace Stringband

The Lonesome Ace Stringband plays 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 the sound that transcends ... Read More

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

Fronted by internationally acclaimed two-time National Banjo Champion Jeff Scroggins, Colorado is a high-energy five-piece bluegrass band possessing an eclectic range of influences blending second and third generation bluegrass. The band features award-winning mandolinist/songwriter Tristan Scroggins and Greg Blake’s authen... Read More

Goitse

Award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy. Recently crowned Live Ireland’s Trad Group of the Year and having won the prestigious Freiburger International Leiter 2016 award in Germany, Goitse is one of the most sought-after bands amongst connoiss... Read More

The Slocan Ramblers

Rooted in the bluegrass tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocan Ramblers have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene. Known for their energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship, and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The ... Read More

In With The Old

Combining raw talent with a passion and respect for bluegrass and old-time music, In With The Old is on the way to the top of the North American roots music scene. Band members Ellen Froese, Kasia Thorlakson, and Jaxon Lalonde made their American debut at this year’s Merlefest in North Carolina. Sponsored by CFCR Read More

Karrnnel

Back for a Christmas visit, fiddle wizard, recording artist, teacher, producer, and composer Karrnnel Sawitsky is changing the face of fiddle music. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Karrnnel started out competing in Saskatchewan fiddle competitions and has since toured all across North America. Sponsored by Great Western Brewing ... Read More

Eliza Doyle

One only has to hear Eliza Doyle perform to appreciate the originality her playing and songwriting writing have to offer. Eliza’s charismatic high energy performances and innovative and unique approach to the clawhammer banjo have impressed audiences far and wide. Sponsored by CFCR Read More

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, Jayme Stone brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to perform a set list that includes Bahamian sea chanteys, African-American a cappella songs, Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs. ... Read More