Slocan Ramblers | Downtown Mountain Boys
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3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Please note that all current members of the PACIFIC BLUEGRASS & OLD-TIME MUSIC SOCIETY will receive a $4 rebate off their ticket price at the door on the night of the event.
THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS
The Slocan Ramblers (a 2019 Juno Award Nominee) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between.
On their much-anticipated album Queen City Jubilee (2019 Juno Award Nominee for Traditional Roots Album of the Year), The Slocans showcase their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time and folk with deep song-writing, lightning fast instrumentals and sawdust-thick vocals. With their trademark raucous energy, this album presents The Slocan Ramblers at the top of their game – writing and playing tunes to keep you up all night. This is roots music without pretension, music to make you feel something – say hello to your new favourite band.
The Slocan Ramblers are: Frank Evans (banjo), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen (guitar) and Alastair Whitehead (bass)
What They're Saying:
“I love it – smokin’ bluegrass!” – BBC Radio
“This fearless, fleet-fingered string band is adventurously advancing the high lonesome sound of bluegrass to great acclaim.” – The Bluegrass Situation
“If you’ve grown tired of the same old sounds, here’s a band who reinvents a genre.” – Bluegrass Unlimited
“Riveting” – Bluegrass Today
“Contemporary bluegrass at its very best. […] Their third album, Queen City Jubilee, could be the one that propels them to the forefront of the acoustic roots scene.” – Songlines Magazine (UK)
“The Slocan Ramblers put on one of the most vibrant shows of acoustic music I’ve seen in some time. It’s rare for Canadians (especially young Canadians) to play this music with such authority, passion and yet ability for experimentation. Chops galore, and a handsome bunch of fellas” – Tom Power – Host of CBC’s “q”
“This is a tight-knit ensemble with a lot of drive, yet with something of a tantalizing “rough edge” to their sound.” – Sing Out! Magazine
“Effortlessly pushing bluegrass back to its earlier roots in Appalachian traditions, while steering old sounds in fascinating new directions.” – No Depression
“Top class bluegrass” – fRoots Magazine (UK)
THE DOWNTOWN MOUNTAIN BOYS
The DownTown Mountain Boys from Seattle is the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band. Veteran bluegrassers and recording artists Terry Enyeart (bass, lead and harmony vocals), Dave Keenan (banjo, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals), Don Share (guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Tom Moran (Mandolin) and Mary Simkin- Maass (fiddle and vocals) , have come together in a match made in musical heaven.
Members are veteran performers previously been seen for years in such popular Northwest bands as Ranch Romance, Rural Delivery, Rainy Pass, and Who’s Driving?. Take three-part harmonies that send shivers up your spine, add dazzling instrumental firepower, and you have the sound of The DownTown Mountain Boys.
What They're Saying:
“The cream of Seattle-area pickers, top teachers, session musicians, and musicologists.” — Tom Petersen, Victory Music Review.
Environmental Initiative: Like many organizations, the Rogue is concerned about the environment. We are doing our best to separate and recycle wherever we can. We use compostable cups at all shows, and charge 25 cents for all cups (beer, wine and coffee). We encourage people to reuse their cups if they return to the bar for another beverage. We also invite you to bring your own cup or glass. Beer drinkers can choose to consume right out of the can. These may seem like small things, but they are an important contribution to cleaning up our planet.
The Rogue Folk Club is pleased to provide great Sponsorship Opportunities for all our shows. For a nominal cost, individuals or businesses can sponsor any of our shows and reap a number of benefits - free tickets, reserved table, recognition on literature, our web site and at the concerts. For more information simply contact our Sponsorship Director Morris Biddle at email@example.com.