Friday Night Concert: The Slocan Ramblers
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Hailing from Toronto, The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Though the past few years have brought the group accolades (2020 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Award Winner & 2019 Juno Award Nominee), that same momentum was abruptly halted by the pandemic’s brutal impact on live music. Bandmates Adrian Gross and Darryl Poulsen both lost close family members and their bassist decided to step back to spend more time at home. They channeled these tumultuous changes into some of their most honest and direct compositions yet.
Their newest recording Up the Hill and Through the Fog showcases the breadth of their varied influences while staying true to their roots in the rough and tumble bluegrass scene of Eastern Canada’s no-nonsense bars and dancehalls. This is roots music without pretension, art powerful enough to cut through the fog of the past two years and chart a more hopeful course forward.
Frank Evans: Banjo/Vocals
Adrian Gross: Mandolin
Darryl Poulsen: Guitar/Vocals
Charles James: Bass/Vocals
Watch The Slocan Ramblers here.
This concert is made possible thanks to a generous bequest in support of music at the Library from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.
For this in-person event:
- Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Seating is by general admission.
- Masks are recommended. Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask may choose to do so and that choice is respected.
- There are no restrictions on in-person events, per Public Health updates.
- Capacity may be limited.
- Audience seating in our Main Hall is unique. If you require assistance with a mobility aide, please email Taren Urquhart at email@example.com to discuss seating arrangements for this event.
Stay home if you are feeling sick. As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, this program may be modified or cancelled.