BLUEGRASS DIAMONDS - NB
THE BAKER FAMILY, MISSOURI, USA
The Baker Family - Bluegrass, Gospel, and Classic Country
The Baker Family is a high energy bluegrass band located in south central Missouri. They perform at bluegrass events throughout the United States from Maine to California.
2016 International Country Gospel Music Association Bluegrass band of the year
1st place KSMU SIlver Dollar City Youth in Bluegrass Band Champions
1st place 2015 & 2014 Oklahoma State Band championship
1st place 2013 Pickin in the Pines Flagstaff,AZ Band Championship
2nd place 2014 Silver Dollar City Youth Band Contest winners
Trustin Baker: 17 yrs old Fiddle/Banjo/lead vocals/harmony
2017 Tennessee State Grand Champion
2016 Arkansas State Champion
2016 Texas State gone to Texas Champion
2016 Runner-up Grand Master Fiddler Nashville, TN
2015 Runner-up Grand Master Fiddler Nashville, TN
2015 Tennessee State Grand Champion fiddler* 2015 Arkansas State Champion 2013 Jr, National Grand Master fiddler * 2011-2014 Missouri Jr. State Champion * 2012 Texas freshman State Champion *2014 Oklahoma Jr. State fiddle champion * 2011-2012 Arkansas Jr State fiddle champion
Carina Baker: 15 yrs old Mandolin/lead vocals/harmony/jig dancer
2014 SPBGMA nominee Female vocalist of year
Elijah Baker: 13 yrs old Upright Bass/lead vocals/harmony
2016 Missouri Jr State Fiddle Champion
Carrie Baker: (mother) guitar
Hunter Motts: Banjo- Spartanburg, South Carolina
JANET MCGARRY & WILDWOOD - PEI
Husband and wife duo, Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard, have performed for many years at bluegrass festivals and many other events throughout Eastern Canada and beyond. Their unique vocals make them crowd favorites wherever they appear. Janet is a 5 time Award winner of the “Female Vocalist of the Year”, earning her a “Masters” at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards, and she is also a proud “Daughter of Bluegrass”, a group of International leading women in Bluegrass. Janet’s most recent CD is titled “Forever is the Love”, released in July of 2017.
Serge is a talented multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass with ease, as well as being a powerful harmony singer. He is also well known as the host of the popular radio program Bluegrass Island which airs weekly on CFCY.
Janet is joined by the members of Wildwood which features her husband Serge Bernard on guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmony vocals, Dylan Ferguson on guitar and vocals, Denise MacLeod of fiddle and vocals, and Gail Mullen on upright bass and vocals. Just this past October, they picked up the Award for Gospel Performance of the Year at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards. You can follow their schedule at www.janetmcgarry.com
BLUEGRASS TRADITION - NS
The Bluegrass Tradition band is from the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia and has been together for 12 years, playing traditional bluegrass music from the 1940's and 1950's and some original numbers. It also has a full gospel set for Sunday performances.
Members of the band are Trevor Boutilier - lead vocals, guitar, mandolin; Karen DeCoste – upright bass and vocals; Fraser Martin - fiddle, guitar and vocals; Darren Richard – banjo and vocals.
The Bluegrass Tradition band has won and has been nominated for many awards over the past 12 years including ECMA Album of the Year and at ECBMA, the Most Promising Band of the Year, 5-time winners of Vocal Group of the Year, Band of the Year and Gospel Performance of the Year. Many of the members have won or have been nominated for individual ECBMA awards, including Trevor Boutilier, Masters on Mandolin, Guitar Player, Male Vocalist and Composer of the Year; Fraser Martin, Master on Fiddle; Karen DeCoste 4-time winner of Female Vocalist of the Year, Composer and Bass Player of the Year; Darren Richard, a 4-time Banjo Player of the Year and 5-time individual Entertainer of the Year. Bluegrass Tradition has several nominations for the 2018 ECMA including Recording of the Year.
The Band has just released its 4th CD, titled Carolina Home, and is working on its 5th recording, a new 2018-2019 project.
HIGHWAY TRAIN - NB
Highway Train band membershave been making their mark in the Eastern Canadian bluegrass music scene for many years. Although this band was only formed in 2014, the members have had years of success as members of many of the most popular bands in the Maritimes over the past couple decades. The style, skills and talent that these members bring to the band create an energetic and polished sound that will be a pleasure to hear and leave you wanting more. Shane Douthwright on guitar and vocals, Calvin Deleavey on banjo and vocals, Marcel Duplessis on bass and vocals and Ron Girouard on mandolin and vocals.
HIGH LONESOME DRIVE - NB
High Lonesome Drive is a young group from Southern New Brunswick. This new and upcoming band got together in 2016 and have played in various venues in southern New Brunswick. A newcomer to the bluegrass circuit, the band plays the new modern bluegrass and they will add a few twists to the old traditional bluegrass. Their repertoire also includes French songs.
The group consists of the following members: Mathieu Poirier, playing dobro; André Doiron, mandolin and vocals; Marc Richard, guitar and lead singer; Jacques Richard, bass and vocals and Jean-Yves LeBlanc, banjo and vocals.
FREE WHEELIN' - NS
Members of the Free Wheelin' group, who have previously played in other bluegrass bands from Nova Scotia, have been together for 1 1/2 years.
The group consists of Bob Jobe on mandolin, John Peeples on guitar, Gordon Hubley on banjo and Richard Hubley on bass. They all do vocals. They do a mixture of old classic bluegrass with some hard driving music from some of the new groups.
You may recall Gordon and Richard Hubley played with Close to Home and Bob Jobe and John Peeples played with Next of Kin. Both of these groups have dissolved a few years back.
Last year, Free Wheelin' was nominated in the New Group Category at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards show. It will be their first time performing at the Evangeline Bluegrass Festival.
TWO + THREE - PEI
SK BLUEGRASS - PEI
DUNROMIN - PEI
Dunromin is a versatile five - member bluegrass band that features guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and stand up bass. Dunromin began with Vans Bryant and Harold Noye specializing in “brothers” songs recorded by Jim and Jesse, the Osborne Brothers and the Louvin Brothers. Marnie Noye provided stand up bass for them.
In recent years, John Campbell and Jim Dickson have joined Dunromin allowing this group of seasoned musicians to greatly expand their repertoire. Their performances offer strong instrumentation, a variety of vocals and tight harmonies. Their audience rapport is enhanced by humor and light-hearted banter.
Harold Noye generally sings the lead vocals and plays the mandolin with Vans Bryant playing guitar and singing harmony vocals. John Campbell plays the fiddle and sings lead and harmony vocals. Jim Dickson plays banjo and sings harmony vocals. Their manager, Marnie Noye, compliments their sound by playing a solid stand up bass.
Dunromin has two recordings. Their first CD was entitled “Making Plans” and their second project entitled “Memories” earned the band a nomination for a 2016 PEI Music Award in the Roots /Traditional category.
Dunromin has played at bluegrass festivals and bluegrass concerts for several years. They also play at local events such as ceilidhs, community festivals and various private and community events. In 2016, they felt honoured to play at the historic Indian River Church. In 2017, Dunromin initiated a partnership with the Linkletter Community Centre where they host a monthly music jamboree on the fourth Thursday of each month. These popular events feature a performance by Dunromin followed by open mic guests.
HEARTFELT BLUEGRASS - PEI
THE TREBLE MAKERS - PEI