THE PRICE SISTERS
The Price Sisters band centers around the tight harmony singing of twin sisters Leanna and Lauren Price, complemented by strong and innovative musicians Bobby Osborne Jr, Conner Vlietstra, and Trevor Holder. The band focuses on producing and honoring a traditional bluegrass sound, yet with a fresh and unique take on older stylings. For Folk’s Sake wrote of the ‘Sisters — “The Price Sisters are one of the most promising acts in the genre today, with a playing style evocative of the likes of The Bluegrass Boys meshing perfectly with their rich, spot–on vocal harmonies and contemporary lyricism.”
FIVE MILE MOUNTAIN ROAD
STANLEY COUNTY CUT-UPS
From hard drivin’ banjo solos to four part harmony singing, blues infused mandolin breaks and hair-raising fiddle tunes, this quintet covers all the bluegrass bases. The Cutups include Jess Reimer on bass, Jeremy Hamm on mandolin and fiddle, fiddler Jeremy Penner, banjo/dobro player Tim Osmond and guitarist T.J. Blair. All sing two, three and four part harmonies in a bluegrass style over original compositions and traditional numbers.
THE LOCAL GROUP
Taking their name from the cluster of galaxies containing the Milky Way, the Local Group plays music of astronomical proportions. With roots in rural Saskatchewan and Australia, this young Saskatoon-based quartet puts their own unique spin on hard-driving traditional bluegrass, also taking influence from Celtic, classic country, Canadiana, punk, hip hop and more. Featuring hot banjo, mandolin and guitar picking, tight 3-part harmonies, and a mixed bag of instruments including double bass, fiddle, harmonica, penny whistle and triangle, their show will take you out of this world on a rocket fueled by pure folk music.
THE DOGGONE BROTHERS
It’s the raw unplanned things that make the music fun: enter the hillbilly musical stylings of the Doggone Brothers. This Kootenay-based duo is Clayton Parsons (The Good ‘Ol Goats, The Parsons) on banjo, guitar and dobro, and Michael Hepher (Redgirl, As The Crow Flies) on mandolin, octave mandolin, and guitar.
Both seasoned musicians in their own right, Clay and Mike crossed paths at a mutual friends’ birthday party and ended up jamming the night away. That night of jamming turned into a regular thing: The Doggone Brothers. The music is distinctly ‘grassy, with fishing, hunting and camping themes throughout their set jam-packed with original and hillbilly cover tunes. They are sure to entertain as they keep it fun and loose while duelling back and forth with their respective axes.
RAVEN SHE HOLLERS
Raven She Hollers, from the boreal forest fringe at Birch Lake, SK. This inter-generational band is made up of Chandra Pederson, Joys Dancer and Nissa Shiell. Guitar, ukulele, 5-string fretless banjo, accordion, fiddle and piano
THE SALT LICKS
Introducing Saskatoon’s newest classic country cover band: The Salt Licks! Featuring members of The Barrelmen, Ellen Froese, Kacy & Clayton, The Local Group, Ride ‘til Dawn, and The Seahags, your feet will have you dancing before your brain even knows it. This rockin’ band provides anything from fiddle tunes to Buck Owens to Taylor Swift, and everything in between.
Scott Cook has been a full-time troubadour for the last fifteen years, living out of a van or a backpack, talking to strangers and distilling his experiences into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His CFMA-nominated seventh collection Tangle of Souls comes packaged in 240-page hardcover book of road stories and ruminations, equal parts introspection and insurrection. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.
ELIZA DOYLE'S C.A.M.P. SASK ARTS BAND
With everyone in the band coming together through their mutual love of teaching with CAMP SASK ARTS, this Supergroup consists of some of the best teachers and musicians around! Eliza Doyle (banjo, dobro), LJ Tyson (guitar), Tristen Durocher (Fiddle), Kacy Anderson (guitar), and Micah Erenberg (guitar, bass) make this group an eclectic mix. This set will have all kinds of twists and turns, so settle in for the ride!
SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL - KEN OLSON AND ESTHER BREGG
Ken Olson, the founding member of Ken Olson & Friends, was part of the bluegrass gospel group, The Baler Strings. When the group disbanded, Ken recorded his first solo project, Just a Closer Walk. The album was nominated for Country Gospel Album of the Year by the Saskatchewan County Music Association. From there, the group Ken Olson & Friends was formed. Two albums were recorded with two different configurations of the band, House of Gold and Grandpa’s Way of Life.
Esther Bregg moved from The Baler Strings sound board to the stage. She has been part of Ken Olson & Friends since its inception, singing harmony and later some lead, and playing bass.
Ken and Esther have travelled to conventions of the Country Gospel Music Association in Canada and the U.S. since 2003, often performing as a duo. They have received numerous awards for Bluegrass Artist of the Year, as well as for Producer and Manager. They also received the award Bluegrass Artist of the Decade, for 2009-2018.
Ken and Esther are now expanding their focus as a duo. They are presenting country, bluegrass and gospel music with harmony singing, accompanied by guitar and bass, as they seek to entertain and minister in music.