The Slocan Ramblers made an impact when they first toured the UK in late 2017 and they returned last week to begin an extensive three and a half week tour. Combining impressive bluegrass virtuosity with a lively contemporary appeal, the Slocans also cross over into old time music, and banjoist Frank Evans is accomplished in both bluegrass and clawhammer styles of picking. The line-up also includes Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen (guitar/vocals) and Alastair Whitehead (bass/vocals), all exceptional musicians, and the band boasts some fine harmony singing to boot.
In the last few years The Slocan Ramblers have become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, with a reputation for energetic live shows and impeccable musicianship. Their friend and mentor, banjoist Chris Coole (Lonesome Ace Stringband, Foggy Hogtown Boys) produced all three of the quartet’s albums to date and is well known to UK bluegrass and old time fans. The Slocan Ramblers’ third recording, Queen City Jubilee, was released in June this year and it showcases their customary raucous energy as well as an increasing proportion of original songwriting. The UK tour started in the last week of October and continues until 17th November across the country.
For full details and ticket links, visit the band’s booking agency page here: