The Slocan Ramblers are widely regarded as one of the premier bluegrass bands touring in North America. Although Toronto-based, they long ago gate-crashed the US circuit with barnstorming shows and appearances at major festivals.
Well able to keep traditionalists impressed while also gathering a hip young crowd of followers around them, the ‘live’ shows are entertaining affairs that showcase a huge amount of melodic panache and sizzling musicianship. Last year they won a Best Album nomination in the prestigious Canadian Folk Music Awards.
In the UK, R2 magazine said: “Bluegrass hardly defines it –it’s scintillating.” Country Music People said the playing was “dazzling – phenomenal!”
A band that everyone’s talking about (the International Bluegrass Music Association has been saying “don’t miss them”)