The Slocan Ramblers (bluegrass) and The Boxcar Boys are coming together for a double bill show at the Tranzac Club!
It just so happens that we both released albums in that same hall exactly half a year ago, so it only made sense to put on a big party of a show in that same spot six months later.
The Slocans are one of our favourite bands, and for this night they'll be joined by the amazing fiddler John Showman. Expect some Boxcar Boys Slocan Ramblers cross over and maybe even a double-quintet dixie-grass extravaganza at some point! ;) Woah!!
Date: Friday, May 17
Where: Tranzac Main Hall 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 door
Tickets available at: http://slocanramblers.com/merch/
About the Slocan Ramblers (http://slocanramblers.com)The Slocan Ramblers started turning heads in early 2009 while playing casual gigs on the Toronto roots scene. The group’s natural chemistry and energetic live shows earned them a reputation as Toronto’s young bluegrass band to watch; their weekly residency at the Cloak & Dagger quickly becoming a staple of the city’s thriving acoustic music scene.
With a successful summer of festivals behind them, including multiple standing ovations at the legendary Mariposa Folk Festival, and a recently released debut album, “Shaking Down the Acorns,” recorded with producer Andrew Collins, the Slocan Ramblers have grown into a focused and exciting group, garnering attention far beyond their traditional bluegrass fan-base.
“The Slocan Ramblers put on one of the most vibrant shows of acoustic music I’ve seen in some time. It’s rare for Canadians (especially young Canadians) to play this music with such authority, passion and yet ability for experimentation. Chops galore, and a handsome bunch of fellas”
- Tom Power Host of CBC’s Deep Roots, and Radio 2 Morning
Folks, stay posted for news on some special shows coming up! Big plans! :)
In the meantime take a look at our 'Southern Souls' video (and check out lots of other great bands at www.southernsouls.ca):
We'll it's about time, eh? Rye Whiskey is now available to order online at this here site under the discography/store page... and so is our debut album Don't Be Blue.
And here's a lil reveiw of Rye Whiskey from Peguin Eggs Magazine:
Ya never can get enough of the Tranzac! This time the the shindig is in the front room.
What a great CD release party! Thanks Swamperella and all who came!
I'm writing from Macedonia where a few of us Boxies find ourselves touring with the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. We get back early December and plan to play a few Boxcar Boys shows in Toronto.. Stay tuned and we'll keep updating our upcoming shows page.
Next confirmed shows are weekly Wednesdays at the Local Pub in January (except Jan 2nd).
Here's another sneak peek from Rye Whiskey! Download it and share it. CD Release is comin up in just a week and a bit! November 2nd at the Tranzac!(Scroll down to buy your tickets!)
Folks, in anticipation of our CD release party on November 2nd here's a sneak-listen. Download it, share it with yer friends, and then come to our party at The TRANZAC and get the whole CD and a great show with us and Swamperella!! (Details about the show in our previous post!
Here's Spade's Stomp! A jaunty lil' western swing inspired number featuring Adrian Gross on mandolin. (Fer more fixins of Adrian's mandolin-ing you should check out The Slocan Ramblers)
As the time gets closer to the big show we'll post a few other previews so check back here!
We're very pleased to announce the upcoming release of our 2nd album, entitled "Rye Whiskey"
Save the date!
When: Friday November 2nd 2012, doors at 7:30pm
Where: The Tranzac Club (back room), 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto, Ontario
$15 advance tickets are available online (click the "Buy Now" button below!), or you can pick up yer advance tickets at the TRANZAC.
Tickets will also be sold at the door for $20. Note that tickets include the CD :)
We're thrilled to have our cajun friends Swamperella kicking off the night, and we're very eager to share lots of new repertoire with you as well as our Boxcar renditions of a few classic tunes.
One tune in particular really grew on us over the course of the last year: Rye Whiskey. It's no coincidence that we named our album after this classic tune ;)
Please join our celebration on November 2nd, and feel free to join the Facebook event if you feel inclined.
wow. Time flys when yer havin fun I guess.
As we make the final touches to our second album we're already reminiscing about our wacky times on the road and in the studio this summer. Here's some pics, in the car on the way to Northern Lights Festival, in the studio, and on stage at the Blue Skies Music Festival!