2018 Tottenham Bluegrass Festival Performers
Folks will be pickin’ and grinnin’ when the sweet sounds of bluegrass music waft over the amphitheatre in Tottenham at the 2017 Tottenham Bluegrass Festival Performers. The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival Committee are pleased to announce that planning for this year’s festival is well underway.
In past years festival attendees have been treated to some of the best bluegrass bands in the world and this year’s stellar lineup is sure to be welcomed by all.
2018 BLUEGRASS LINE UP
Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is very excited to have Rhonda Vincent join us for our 2018 Bluegrass Festival
CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS
Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and they’re delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humor that’s won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the country.
Between them Chris and the band have amounted eight IBMA awards, their last studio album, “Lonely Comes Easy” yielded nine top 20 songs, including three number one hits. The Night Drivers originally formed in 1995, they have been playing for over twenty years, and show no signs of slowing down. The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is very excited to be hosting Chris Jones & The Night Drivers this year. Come see one of Bluegrass music’s most popular bands June 2017.
RAY LEGERE & ACOUSTIC HORIZON
Ray Legere, Canada’s top fiddle and mandolin artist, has teamed up with Gaspé native Frank Doody and The Acoustic Horizon. Who will be joining us at this years Tottenham Bluegrass Festival. Ray Legere was the winner at the 1996 and 2003 East Coast Music Awards of the ‘Bluegrass Artist of the Year’ award. Legere has accompanied recording artists Rita McNeil, The Rankins, John McDermott, and the Barra MacNeils among others. Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon are sure to have the audience tapping their toes when they take the stage.
BILL WHITE & WHITE PINE
Bill White & White Pine have been playing music for over 24 years. Their music has taken them all over Canada and The United States, they also did a tour on the largest ship of Carnival Cruise Line “The dream “.
Everyone in the band has one numerous music awards for their work. Their quality and dedication to the Bluegrass sound shines through every preformance. The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is proud to have them on board.
CR 5 BLUEGRASS
CR5, formerly known as Country Road 5, was founded in 2006. Over the past decade this band has made a grand contribution to the world of bluegrass. They are an extravagant Eastern Ontario band who has performed at many incredible venues and festivals. Some of which include; the Brockville Arts Center. The Joshua Bates center, Athens Steam fair and many more. In addition to performing, they also host the Jonas Street Music Festival, a crucial part of the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair. Tottenham Bluegrass welcomes CR5 to the 2017 festival.
COUNTY ROAD 44
A traditional bluegrass band, based in the Ottawa Valley. County Road 44 is believed to bring the best of the 30s and 40s to life once again. They play many bluegrass classics, however, do include a lot of their own original pieces, which keep us on our toes. Known for their traditional acoustic bluegrass including instruments such as: guitar, mandolin, upright bass, banjo and of course, all tied together with extravagant vocals. Tottenham Bluegrass is ecstatic to welcome County Road 44, to this year’s Tottenham Bluegrass Festival.
JIM HAYWARD & WILLOW RIDGE
Jim Hayward and Willowridge have been together for around 13 years. They have played festivals, bandshells, small shows and benefit concerts all over Ontario. They like to bring Bluegrass anywhere people want to get together and have a good time.
Willowridge has released three successful bluegrass albums over the last seven years. Their fourth album is due out this spring, so get ready to hear some fresh tracks before anyone else, at the years Tottenham Bluegrass Festival.
BEETON CREEK RISING
Beeton Creek Rising is The Tottenham Bluegrass Festivals home grown band. They can be seen pickin’ at local spots all over town throughout the year. But during the festival, they take centre stage.
Come see some authentic bluegrass music from Beeton Creek Rising at this years Tottenham Bluegrass festival.
THE HIT PICKERS
There is ome fresh faces on the Bluegrass scene, they’re know as The Hit Pickers. Hailing from Canada’s biggest city, these Toronto boys know how to play.
The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is proud to host The Hit Pickers, be sure to come hear them play classic bluegrass songs and more at this years festival.
Switchback Road was first formed in 2007 and played regularly at the Old Nick on the Danforth in Toronto. It consisted of Mike Kirley, Dan Kirley, Colin Kirley and Derek Pert. The second edition of the band was formed in 2015, and consists of Mike Kirley, Drew Elmer, Al Neff, Clarence Kubecheskie, and Samuel Ganton. This latest version has been playing and performing for the past two years.
Mike is the songwriter, and we are currently working on a song he wrote about two albino children who were kidnapped by Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1895 and put on stage as “Ambassadors from Mars”.
Tottenham Bluegrass looks forward to having Switchback this year and knows that everyone will be toe tapping and enjoying their energy and passion for the bluegrass music they bring to the Tottenham Bluegrass stage.