Our 4th Album is Now Available. 

We are so excited and proud to release our 4th album "Modern Old-Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong Jamboree"! Even the acronym MOTSFTBAFJ is longer than most album titles in their entirety! The albums 12 songs (and the title for that matter) highlight our approach to old-time stringband music, in that, although all music comes from somewhere, it's as much "in the moment" as it is "old". We've drawn on songs and tunes from all over the place (Richard Inman, Marty Robbins, Emmit Lundy, Bill Monroe, Lhasa de Sela, Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay to name a few). The album was recorded mostly live to tape by our good buddy Gavin Gardiner at All Day Coconut Studios in Toronto, and we feel it captures our band spirit to a tee!

Here' a great review from Americana UK.

Click Here to order the CD.

Some 2020 Festivals Announced!

2020 is looking like it's going to be a busy one. The festival season is starting early this year! We're honoured to be included in the Joe Val Memorial Festival  (Feb. 15-16), Wintergrass (Feb. 20-22) , The Parkfield Bluegrass Festival (May 9-10)and The John Hartford Memorial Festival (May 28-30). We hope to see you there!

Great North Woods Tour - Feb. 11 - 26

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Here's a sample of all 12 of the songs on the new album!

These clips were taken from our recent (Sept. 2019) tour of the UK.

 

upcoming events

Jun9

Showman and Coole Play Hartford - Facebook Live

The whole damn world!!!!!

Next Tuesday night at 7:30pm EST, @John Showman and I will be live-streaming a socially distanced set of John Hartford songs and tunes right here on FB. We are doing this as a wake for the tour we were supposed to be on right now, which would have included John Hartford Memorial Festival this very weekend.

Back in the Goodle Days! Man, this song feels poignant right now, starts out ominous, but it's got a lot of hope.

Thanks to all the other venues The Brashler Barn, Montrose Saloon, The Venue on Winnebago St., Seman Violins, The Robin Theatre, Acoustic Harvest that were going to host us!

Hope to see you next week - Tuesday, June 2 @ 7:30pm EST (don't worry, we'll remind you again)