“I love it – smokin’ bluegrass!”

– BBC Radio


– The Fretboard Journal

“The Slocan Ramblers put on one of the most vibrant shows of acoustic music I’ve seen in some time. It’s rare for Canadians (especially young Canadians) to play this music with such authority, passion and yet ability for experimentation. Chops galore, and a handsome bunch of fellas.”

– Tom Power – Host of CBC’s “q”

"If you need some new bluegrass in your life, don’t skip this new album from one of Canada’s foremost ‘grass bands."

– Outsider

“Yet another young up-and-coming band giving us a lot to look forward to in the future of bluegrass.”

– Saving Country Music

"The songs on Up the Hill and Through the Fog shine like beacons to light our way as we climb the steep slopes of loss, shrouded in the murkiness of uncertainty about both the present and the future. Every note illuminates the paths down which each song travels, making for a journey that shines with joy and brilliance."

– Folk Alley

“This fearless, fleet-fingered string band is adventurously advancing the high lonesome sound of bluegrass to great acclaim.”

– The Bluegrass Situation

"Up the Hill and Through the Fog makes for a journey that’s well worth sharing."

– Bluegrass Today

“If you’ve grown tired of the same old sounds, here’s a band who reinvents a genre.”

– Bluegrass Unlimited

“Contemporary bluegrass at its very best. […] Their third album, Queen City Jubilee, could be the one that propels them to the forefront of the acoustic roots scene.”

– Songlines Magazine (UK)

“Effortlessly pushing bluegrass back to its earlier roots in Appalachian traditions, while steering old sounds in fascinating new directions.”

– No Depression


“Band of the Year” – Winner

– IBMA Momentum Award (2020)

“Traditional Roots Album of the Year” – Nominee

– Juno Awards (2019)

“Traditional Album of the Year” – Winner

– Canadian Folk Music Awards (2020)

“Ensemble of the Year” – Nominee

– Canadian Folk Music Awards (2020)

“Band of the Year” – Nominee

– IBMA Momentum Award (2019)

“Traditional Album of the Year” – Nominee

– Canadian Folk Music Awards (2016)

“Emerging Artist Award” – Winner

– Edmonton Folk Fest (2015)