From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, via the RockyGrass Festival in Colorado, Slocan Ramblers will play an outdoor concert in LO on Friday, August 5th. Please see details of the concert and their accolades below.
The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots 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 understand that if you polish up the music, you lose the raw excitement that makes it so vibrant.
On their sophomore album Coffee Creek (2015), The Slocan Ramblers blend lightning fast and devilishly intricate instrumentals with sawdust-thick vocals. In the liner notes, producer Chris Coole breaks it down: “What really impressed me while we were working on this album, was that, while they can pull off the precision and virtuosity that is at the backbone of bluegrass, they understand the power of the fragile moment in music.” On Coffee Creek, they’ve done this by staying true to the rough and rowdy roots of the music.
“I love it – smokin’ bluegrass!” – BBC Radio
Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award – 2015 Recipient
Date: Friday, August 5th – outdoor concert. Please bring chairs or a blanket. Plenty of seating on back lawn. We will have a few chairs available.
Optional Potluck: 6:00-7:00pm. Please bring a DISH and a DRINK to share with others if you are participating in the potluck. We put the “luck” in potluck; bring whatever you would like but enough to share with others
CONCERT: 7:00pm onwards.
Cost: **Suggested** donation of $15 – $20 per person. All proceeds go to the musicians. No one turned away.
Location: In Lake Oswego – info furnished when you make a reservation. Reservations can always be changed. We would very much like to get a head count. However, bring as many friends as you can find!!
Reservations/Questions/Information: Marianne Decher