23 September 2016

Slocan Ramblers (CAN) available for bookings, 20 Oct.-18 Nov. 2017

More news from Brookfield Knights for event organisers and venue owners planning for autumn next year - Loudon Temple writes:

Hi, folks - we are excited to confirm that we have teamed up with one of the hottest bluegrass bands on the circuit - the Slocan Ramblers from Toronto - to bring them to the UK for the first time in 2017.

Timing could not be better, as it was just announced last night that they have been nominated in the prestigious Canadian Folk Awards in the Traditional Album of the Year category for their fine CD
Coffee Creek that won them so much attention in 2016.

You can see video links and hear sample tracks here. The tour period will be 20 October to 18 November next year. We anticipate a lot of interest in this band. Please let us know if you'd like to grab them for a slot on your music programme.

The Slocan Ramblers (also on Facebook) consist of Adrian Gross, Alastair Whitehead, Darryl Poulsen, and Frank Evans. They have appeared on such prestigious festivals as Rockygrass in Colorado and MerleFest in North Carolina. Moreover, they have been mentored by Chris Coole, guitarist and lead singer for the Foggy Hogtown Boys (whose tour here in 2009 included the Omagh festival), who is also an outstanding clawhammer banjo player. Brookfield Knights quote Chris as saying of the Slocan Ramblers:

What really impressed me [...] was that, while they can pull off the precision and virtuosity that is at the backbone of bluegrass, they understand the power of the fragile moment in music.

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