16 results for tag: Mandolin

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

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

Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies

Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies bend genres, colouring far outside the lines of categorization. World drumming meets hip hop, reggae meets roots, jazz meets marching band, and classical meets folk. The Hippies’ sound weaves conscious poems with mandolin melodies, folk inspired violin, jazzy trumpet, and soaring vocals. ... 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

Anderson Burko

Acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica, and two voices around a campfire is the way Darrell Burko and Roy Anderson started to make music. It is to these roots that they return – old songs the way they began and new songs stripped to their essence. Joining in are Daryl Pierce on bass and vocals and special guests. SPONSORED ... 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

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

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