THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS
2019 Juno Award Nominees (Canada). 2019 IBMA Momentum Award nominee – Band Of The Year, Traditional Album of the Year nominee– Canadian Folk Music Awards (2016) Emerging Artist Award – Edmonton Folk Fest (2015)
The Slocan Ramblers 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 favorite band.
The Slocans are: Frank Evans: Banjo Adrian Gross: Mandolin Darryl Poulsen: Guitar Alastair Whitehead: Bass
“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