This show has been cancelled due to travel issues. The band is stuck in Dublin! Luck of the Irish? Last September, during Canada Country Music Week in Halifax, Vancouver’s The Washboard Union played to a packed house as part of a Warner Music showcase at The Carleton. Now we’re happy to announce they’re back for their own show at our place before heading to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival in PEI (July 8th – 10th). Local Casey May will open the bill. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are only $25. We don’t have much time to promote this show so tell your friends!
The Washboard Union – David Roberts, Aaron Grain and Chris Duncombe – is an authentic blend of where country and bluegrass have come and where they are headed next. It is for that reason that the band has gathered so many fans along the way.Serving notice that they are not about to confirm to convention, the band’s independently released self-titled debut album was produced by noted rock producers GGGarth Richardson (Nickleback, Biffy Clyro, Hedley) and Canadian Music Hall of famer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd) – on the track “Half Cree” – whom the band are proud to call a friend and mentor.
In January 2015, The Washboard Union returned to Nashville, Tennessee to record their latest EP In My Bones in the legendary RCA Studio A. Originally built in 1964 as the home for Chet Atkins, RCA has been home to some of the most prolific recording artists in Nashville’s rich history including Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, and more and more.“… Standing in the great room you can literally hear a chorus in every wall. It remains as one of the most legendary music rooms in the world. I can tell you this, you don’t sing in Studio A, Studio A sings to you” says David Roberts.
In My Bones was produced by Trey Bruce (Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Diamond Rio), a name known well in Nashville circles and one of people responsible for saving RCA Studio A from potential demolition. The band met Trey after having written the song “Someday” together earlier in 2014. Trey called the band immediately after that first session and demanded he take the producer helm for the bands next record. The answer, of course, was “yes.” The Washboard Union were joined on the recording of this album by a group of accomplished Nashville musicians including Bob Britt (Dixie Chicks) on guitar, Greg Morrow (George Strait , ZZ TOP) on drums, Michael Brignardello (Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan) on bass and long time guitar player Craig ”Long Haul” McCaul.
The Washboard Union is a band that you simply have to see live to fully appreciate and have been invited to share the stage with some of the biggest names in country music including Zac Brown Band, Lone Star, Keith Urban, Reba Mcentire, The Band Perry, Big N Rich and more.
Casey May is a Canadian recording artist and singer/songwriter from Stewiacke, NS. His debut album, Eden, is an exploration of love’s joy and pain, love’s torment and acceptance, and love’s triumph and endurance.