Down in the Sugarbush
|Date:||Thursday, August 15th 2019, 8.00 pm|
|Location:||Historic Logging Museum|
|Admission:||$35.00 plus HST|
“I love it – smokin’ bluegrass!”
– BBC Radio
The Slocan Ramblers is Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, they’ve become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene, winning over audiences across Canada and at the famed Merlefest and RockyGrass festivals.
Enthusiasm for bluegrass has been growing over the last decade, so the band’s 2019 JUNO nomination for the Queen City Jubilee attracted considerable attention. Of course, acoustic bluegrass is best heard live, and our Logging Museum has exactly the right kind of sawdust vibe in which to experience it. WARNING! This band plays so fast and so together you might jump up for some flat foot dancing.
And if you’re wondering about the name: Alastair Whitehead spent summers growing up in B.C.’s Slocan Valley, and used to hike up an old abandoned mine called The Slocan Rambler. On the band’s first gig the MC asked for their name, which hadn’t been thought of at that point. Alastair quickly spoke up with “The Slocan Ramblers” and the rest is history.
With Frank Evans (banjo), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), and Alastair Whitehead (bass)