Bailey’s Backyard Bluegrass

Tottenham Bluegrass Bailey's Backyard Bluegrass

For the 35th anniversary the Tottenham Bluegrass Festival would like give you even more of an opportunity to listen to some great Bluegrass Music on the weekend June 15-17 2018.  This year the   Tottenham Bluegrass Festival would like to presents the  Bailey’s Backyard Bluegrass Stage .  This second stage will be host to some great up and coming younger bluegrass bands along with some other bands you may know.

Located in the back of the conservation at Bailey’s Pavilion Saturday and Sunday we will hosting bands such as Unseen Strangers, Houndstooth , Rosalyn Dennett plus a couple more bluegrass bands still to be announced.

Watch for the schedule of Bailey’s Backyard Bluegrass Stage as time draws closer.



The Unseen Strangers have ambitiously cultivated a musical identity shaped by good old-fashioned bluegrass, the limitless barrage of contemporary musical influences, and a curious sense of humor. Newgrass ambassadors, The Unseen Strangers favor innovation over convention. For their newest album, Stranger Places (April 1st, 2016), the band challenged the limits of what they are capable of, exploring the gamut of what can be done with strings. The result is a collection of fun, stunning songs featuring inimitable instrumental performances.

Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is happy to welcome Unseen Strangers to  Bailey’s Backyard Bluegrass Stage.  We are sure you will enjoy them as they entertain.

Unseen Strangers

Click above to listen to the toe tapping sounds of Unseen strangers.

Tottenham Blluegrass Bailey's Backyard Bluegrass Houndstooth

With three strong lead singers, lush harmonies, solid picking, and an interesting classic bluegrass repertoire of barnburners, ballads, and everything in between, Houndstooth has held down one of Toronto’s longest running weekly residencies with eight years at the fabled Tranzac Club. Kristin Cavoukian (guitar), Danny Simmons (banjo), Logan McNeil (mandolin), and Dave Lang (bass) win over audiences young and old with their warm and entertaining approach to bluegrass music.

Houndstooth  click here to listen to the sweet sounds of Houndstooth


Tottenham Bluegrass Bailey Backyard Bluegrass RosalynRosalyn Dennett is a fiddler, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has established herself on the international roots scene through her role as one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed quartet Oh My Darling. With four nominated albums, headlining four international tours, and sold out shows across the country, she moved to Toronto to pursue her love of traditional music.

Rosalyn Dennett Click the link to hear the sweet sounds of Rosalyn Dennett





The Layrite Boys

The new-old stock country sounds of The Layrite Boys hearken back to the Golden Age of country and bluegrass, but with feet firmly planted in the modern age. Though their style could outshine your ex’s wedding ring, it is the substance of the Layrite Boys that could easily rekindle that lost love.  After receiving acclaim from Albert Lee and Fred Eaglesmith at his 23rd annual charity picnic in Aylmer, Ontario, The Layrite Boys hit the road for a string of dates opening for The Sadies through the Ottawa valley and southern Ontario. One microphone, one guitar, one mandolin, and two voices are all that the duo needs to deliver honest accounts of the past and present.  From breakups to breakdowns The Layrite Boys play them like you’ve never heard them.





The Everlovin Jug Band


The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band plays original music inspired by the jug bands and string bands of the 1920s & 30s, plus many old songs by the Memphis Jug Band, the Mississippi Sheiks, Gus Cannon, and more.








The Blurry Pickers

Raised in the hidden hills and hollers of Southern Ontario, the Blurry Pickers are a family of friends who formed a band around their mutual love of music. Somewhere between where Jerry Garcia meets Bill Monroe, the Blurry Pickers have developed a sound that crosses borders but rests nowhere.





The Barrel Boys

A bluegrass powerhouse featuring rich vocal harmonies, killer picking, and a fun-loving, down-to-earth stage presence, The Barrel Boys are a unique staple of the Toronto music scene. Informed by the deep traditions of bluegrass, country, old-time, and Americana, they have crafted their own unmistakable sound into an exuberant and deeply soulful musical experience.