Thanks to a post at over at My Aimz Is True, I was introduced last year to Canadian bluegrass outfit Huntley Slim and The Suburban Cowboys whose self-titled debut album owed it strengths to its organic origins, treading a similar path here’s another Canadian outfit who peddle their own brand of bluegrass infused roots music, in a similar vein to the Huntley Slim it’s self-titled and was recorded live this time in a loft-turned makeshift studio, complete with creaky floorboards located in the north end of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Moonshine Ramblers are Andrew Sneddon (Guitar, Dobro, Harps, Vocals), Mark Gallant (Guitars, Banjo, Vocals), Alex Hastie (Guitars, Vocals) Gary Peacock (Percussion) and Adam Pye (Big Bass Fiddle), the album is a solid ten track debut of original songs that draw inspiration from the past without letting it constrain the bands vision for their music, there’s an abundance of sweet melodies, single mic harmonizing and smart picking on display on the album, check them out.
Moonshine Ramblers – Heavy Drinkin’ Woman
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The Moonshine Ramblers @ CBC Radio 3