The Barrel Boys in Manotick
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About the Event
These days, it's rare to hear an acoustic band with such a distinctive sound as The Barrel Boys: sincere and thoughtful songwriting in the Canadian folk tradition, modern instrumental arrangements that you might expect from a Colorado string band, and echoes of classic bluegrass entertainers such as John Hartford, The Country Gentlemen, and The Dillards. The unique voices and warm personalities of all the band members shine through in this superb and uplifting collection of music, and I think Cold Spring will be an album acoustic music lovers come back to year after year."
A staple of Toronto's vibrant acoustic music scene, The Barrel Boys have spent the past six years crafting their distinctive sound that balances innovation and tradition. Although they are renowned for the breathtaking vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess that are central to bluegrass, old-time, and country music, what really sets The Boys apart is the heartfelt original writing that continues to charm audiences across Canada.
“There's a certain "band next door" feel to the Barrel Boys. They may be accomplished musicians with tight harmonies and great arrangements, but their music is also brimming with the kind of personality that makes you want to buy them a beer and hear their life stories. ”
The band includes: Nathan Smith (Fiddle); Rob McLaren (Banjo); Ben Wright (Guitar); Kyle Kirkpatrick (Dobro); and Tim O’Reilly (Bass)