Big spring show announcement!
We’ll be co-hosting a night at the Main Hall of the Tranzac with The Boxcar Boys on May 17! It just so happens that we both released albums in that same hall exactly half a year ago, so it only made sense to put on a big party of a show in that same spot six months later.
We’ll be joined by frequent collaborator and fiddler extraordinaire John Showman, and you can expect a double-quintet extravaganza to end the night! (Special note, the stage with then feature two fiddles, & two Johns).
Date: Friday, May 17
Where: Tranzac Main Hall 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 door
Tickets available at: http://slocanramblers.com/merch/
The Boxcar Boys are are one of our favourite local bands, an amazing old-timey amalgam of dixieland, folk and klezmer, and we’re certain that a Slocan fan with become a Boxcar fan at first sight.
Some words on The Boxcar Boys:
The Boxcar Boys deliver a veritable gumbo of wild gypsy, old-jazz, klezmer, and folk music always performed with a good-time New Orleans spirit. The group of fun loving performers is the combined efforts of clarinetist and sometimes vocalist John David Williams (Lemon Bucket Orkestra), violinist Laura C Bates (Del Bel, Trent Severn) trombonist Karl Silveira (Lemon Bucket Orkestra), accordionist Ronen Segall, and JUNO nominated sousaphone player Rob Teehan (Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Heavyweights Brass Band).
This past winter The Boxcar Boys released their second full-legnth LP “Rye Whiskey”, an album that captures The Boxcar Boys’ sound after 3 years of performing everywhere – on the streets, in parks, on boats, at parties, folk festivals, jazz festivals, markets, and house concerts.
“21st-century eclectics, mixing Roma, roots and plain-old rambunctious whimsy… [The Boxcar Boys] are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.”
-John Terauds, Toronto Star
See ya there!
Yours in perpetuity,
The Slocan Ramblers