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Acclaimed Canadian band performs at River Run Centre Friday, January 27

GUELPH, ON January 12, 2017 – Renowned as among Canada’s best up-and-coming musical artists, The Slocan Ramblers are rooted in tradition yet fearlessly creative. The band will bring its unique brand of bluegrass to River Run Centre on Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series and sponsored by SOCAN Foundation.

The members of The Slocan Ramblers – Frank Evans on banjo, Adrian Gross on mandolin, Darryl Poulsen on guitar and Alastair Whitehead on bass – create a bold, dynamic sound that has made the band a favourite among roots music fans. The Ramblers’ reputation continues to grow on the strength of energetic live performances and celebrated studio recordings.

“For a bunch of boys from Toronto, The Slocan Ramblers are turning out a piping hot brand of bluegrass that you just may think was cut fresh from a back porch in the Blue Ridge,” Elmore Magazine said in a review.

The Slocan Ramblers’ most recent album, 2015’s Coffee Creek, features a blend of lightning fast, intricate instrumentals and sawdust-thick vocals provided by Evans, the band’s singer. Like Coffee Creek, the Ramblers’ debut album, Shaking Down the Acorns, was met with wide acclaim.

In 2015, The Slocan Ramblers were presented the Edmonton Folk Music Festival’s Emerging Artist Award and in 2013 were named Best New Artist at the Toronto Jazz Festival by the Torontoist. The band has shared the stage with Grammy winner Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as multiple Juno Award-winner Serena Ryder.

“The Slocan Ramblers put on one of the most vibrant shows of acoustic music I’ve seen in some time,” said Tom Power, host of CBC Radio’s Q. “It’s rare for Canadians – especially young Canadians – to play this music with such authority, passion and yet ability for experimentation.”

Tickets to see The Slocan Ramblers cost $29 for adults, $27 for seniors and students. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at

Media Contact:

Angela McEwen
Marketing and Development Coordinator
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 extension 2493
[email protected]


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