Slocan Ramblers with Breakers Yard

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
8:30PM
Cost: 
$13 Advance, $15 Day of Show

On Thursday, May 16, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM proudly welcome Slocan Ramblers to the WOW Hall along with special guests Breakers Yard.

“If you’ve grown tired of the same old sounds, here’s a band who reinvents a genre.” --  Bluegrass Unlimited

 

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.

No Depression credits the group for, “Effortlessly pushing bluegrass back to its earlier roots in Appalachian traditions, while steering old sounds in fascinating new directions.”

On their much-anticipated new album Queen City Jubilee, 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 new 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 intended to make you feel something – say hello to your new favourite band.

“Contemporary bluegrass at its very best,” notes Songlines Magazine (UK).  “Their third album, Queen City Jubilee, could be the one that propels them to the forefront of the acoustic roots scene.”

The Slocans are: Frank Evans (banjo), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen (guitar) and Alastair Whitehead (bass).

 

BREAKERS YARD

 

Breakers Yard is the Willamette Valley’s most eclectic acoustic band. Sampling from ragtime, country blues, jug band, hot jazz and delta blues traditions, they do everything from Lindy Hop dances to cowboy ballads to bootie-shakin’ dance parties. You can find their new album Tried and Untrue at shows and digitally on CD Baby, or you can pay them a visit at www.breakersyardmusic.com. Break it down!

Band members are "Tasty" Matt Fleming (drums & jive)|, “Washrag” Joe Davey (tenor & plectrum banjos) Brandon “Greazy” Olszewski (resophonic guitar, harmonica, & fiddle) and Steven “Grandpa” Weeks on bass.

Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 8:30.  Partial seating is available on a first come, first served basis.