Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Barrel Boys are Coming to North Bay

Come join us for a concert with The Barrel Boys in support of their new CD, "Early On". A collection of folk-rock/bluegrass/country music of the highest calibre.

Concert to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 599, West Ferris on Saturday November 15.

Concert at 8:00 PM followed by a square dance with a "caller" for the young at heart souls that want to try something different.

Cash bar and CD sales. 

Band Bio

With tight vocal harmonies, barn-burning instrumentals, and unique original compositions, "The Barrel Boys" are a lively musical force on the Toronto bluegrass scene. The band was formed when Free Whiskey's Tim O'Reilly and Ben Wright asked former "Hard Ryde" fiddle player Nathan Smith to join them in playing a wedding reception in the fall of 2012. A couple of weeks later, the trio joined banjo player Rob McLaren for an afternoon of bluegrass and country music at Toronto's Village Vinyl Cafe. A late night jam session added ace dobro player Kyle Kirkpatrick to the group, and The Barrel Boys were born.

Over the past two years, the "Boys" have fused their musical interests into a rollicking profusion of bluegrass, country, old-time, and folk-rock. Whether you see them at a house party, a festival, or at their weekly Tuesday night Cloak and Dagger show, you're sure to be stomping your feet and having a grand ol' time.

This fall, "The Barrel Boys" are excited to be releasing their first full-length album, "Early On". Although much of the band's repertoire consists of traditional bluegrass, country, and old-time standards, this recording showcases their songwriting talents. The thirteen tracks featured on this album are all original compositions, each one highlighting the Boys' knack for uniting their own unique musical flair with the powerful traditions that inspire them. From the rip-roaring fiddle intro of the title track, "Early On", to the tipsy final chorus of "How Could You Leave," this album is an entertaining, refreshing, and youthful interpretation of what bluegrass in the big city is all about.