The artist for this week comes from Acoustic Tuesday viewer Richard Lanthier out of Calgary, Alberta. I was so happy to hear this band and want to thank Richard for recommending a fantastic group of acoustic musicians.
Their synchronicity is a wonder in and of itself. The way these four come together to make music is a treat to watch. The energy that they bring and the way they give each other a slice of the sonic pie is just plain fun to hear. These pickers are also all very high caliber players that seem to have an uncanny ability to read one another’s minds.
The Slocan Ramblers hail from North of the US border in Canada. These talented pickers have formed a very diverse musical concoction that honors both straight ahead old time music as well as traditional bluegrass. Even the banjo player plays both old time banjo and traditional three finger style and that is something that is just plain outstanding.
The Slocans are made up of Frank Evans on banjo, Adrian Gross on mandolin, Darryl Poulsen on Guitar, and Alastair Whitehead on Bass. These four create a complete acoustic soundscape, one that will surely have your foot tapping, and your head bobbing.
To date The Slocan Ramblers have 2.9 albums out… wait 2.9??? Let me explain. Their first album, Shake Down the Acorns, came out in 2012 and it’s follow up, Coffee Creek, was released in 2015. So what is the deal with the leftover 9/10 of an album? That one is being released this week on June 15, 2018. Their newest album is entitled Queen City Jubilee and it will be sure to please. Each album in their discography has raised the bar so I am positive the new one will take their playing and songwriting to even higher levels.
The Slocan Ramblers Links