The Hay City Rollers

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Alberta has a great history of promoting traditional bluegrass and the Hay City Rollers are seasoned members of this musical scene. Toby, Steve, Noel and Ron are ready right now to put on a great stage show and present their versions of the classic cabin songs, mountain music, murder ballads and instrumental picking that is true bluegrass. Come on out to the front porch and set a spell while you listen to close harmonies and watch fingers fly on the fretboards.

 

Band Website:  http://haycityrollers.com/

 

Joe Vickers

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Deep down under the hoodoos of the Drumheller Valley lies dark mine shafts emptied of coal, but rich with history. Joe Vickers is digging deep to uncover these buried stories of the past with his collection of short stories disguised as songs on his album, Valley Home.

 

Website: http://joevickers.bandcamp.com/

The Quebe Sisters Band

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When Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. When the girls sing their three-part harmony, audiences are blown away. The Quebe's unique brand of music has taken the Americana music scene by storm. They perform a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz & swing standards, and Texas style fiddling.

 

Awarded the Crescendo Award by the Western Music Association and winner of the Western Swing Album of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, the Quebe Sisters touring behind their latest album, Every Which-A-Way. Performance highlights include appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, NYC's Lincoln Center, the Ryman Auditorium, the Marty Stuart Show, the Eddie Stubbs' Show on WSM, The Birchmere, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree (as host band), the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, multiple european tours and the National Folk Festival. In addition, the QSB has appeared in concert with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Riders in the Sky, and Marty Stuart. They have also had the pleasure of playing with billionare/ukulele enthusiast Warren Buffett and had the honor of performing for President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

 

Band Website: http://www.quebesistersband.com

 

The Lost and Found

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The Lost and Found Band was formed in 1973. The original lineup of the band consisted of bass player Allen Mills, banjo player Gene Parker, mandolin player Dempsey Young and guitarist Roger Handy. The band became quite popular playing bluegrass festivals, with Mills' exceptional songwriting contributing much to the group's fame; "Love of the Mountains," recorded by the original lineup, has become a bluegrass standard. In addition to contemporary songs, the band also recorded more traditional fare, such as "The Man Who Wrote 'Home Sweet Home, Never Was a Married Man." Most of their albums feature similar material, and the band continues to be a strong positive force in contemporary bluegrass music. The band first recorded for Outlet Records in 1975, then achieved wider fame after it signed with Roanoke's Rebel Records in 1982. By the mid-'90s, only Allen Mills and DempseyYoung had stayed, recruiting guitarist Berry Berrier and banjo player Lynwood Lunsford as replacements. Throughout the years, Lost and Found has had many talented members of the band, including Ronnie Bowman, Shane Bartley, Greg Luck, Jody King, Ben Green along with others. As of today, the band is made up of Allen Mills on bass, Dan Wells on Guitar, Ronald Smith on banjo and Scott Napier on Mandolin.

 

Band Website: http://www.lostandfoundbluegrass.com/

 

Prairie's Edge

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada is where PRAIRIE'S EDGE calls home.

 

The band was formed in August 2010 after winning the Shady Grove Bluegrass Idol contest. Their wide range of experience brings a fresh approach with strong roots in bluegrass. The vocal weavings of Rick, Bill & Bruce deliver a sound you won't soon forget! The instrument array is rounded out by Boh & Roger to give the band a full compliment. The Boys have converged from across Canada to establish the sound of Prairie's Edge; Roger & Rick from New Brunswick, Boh & Bill from Ontario and Bruce from British Columbia.

While mainstream Bluegrass remains their major passion, the band also brings Country, Folk & Pop to the mix. Come on out to a show and catch the "Prairie Fever"!

 

Band Website:  http://www.prairiesedge.net