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