BLUEGRASS AT THE BARN REGINA: JUNE 12, 2022

We will be hosting a one day event at Country Acres – just outside McLean, SK. This daytime event will run from 1pm – 7pm with a jam following the show.  This is a family-friendly event. 

SaskEnergy is generously sponsoring children’s activities onsite for the kiddos and under 12 is free! There will be a cash-only BBQ on site. Get your tickets early and bring your favourite chair, cash for the BBQ and an instrument for jamming!

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THE 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

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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.

 

MITCH DUREAULT

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Mitch Dureault is a well-versed fiddler, born and raised in Southern Saskatchewan, who’s lively and energetic fiddling style is rooted in the Canadian trad. music repertoire. Finding inspiration in the day to day, Mitch embraces the old-time style, with influences from his grandfather’s own playing, as well as pulls inspiration from the Celtic and American Traditions.

For today’s show, Mitch is joined by two dear friends, Jim McILmoyl and Wayne Wenaus, who  are tremendously talented musicians he was lucky to befriend early on in his career.  These two talented musicians and all around fantastic human beings, were very formative in Mitch’s development as a young adult and as a session player during the 7 years Mitch lived in Regina.
Mitch, Jim, & Wayne are staple musicians in their respective music scenes, and you can often find them playing private events, in Shannon’s Pub, or the odd Retirement residence.

MARSHALL BURNS

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After over a decade of touring and recording with Juno-nominated Regina indie rockers Rah Rah, while also playing honky tonks, barn dances and weddings across the prairies in a host of various country bands … Marshall released his first full length solo album “Dogs and Booze” in the Fall of 2019. A follow-up LP is in the works and nearing completion.

HUMMINGBIRD CROSSING

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From Regina, Saskatchewan in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, Hummingbird Crossing is an acoustic ensemble playing traditional & modern bluegrass, gospel and folk music. With wide- ranging artistic influence, the original works of Hummingbird Crossing resonate with clear, soulful melodies that rest upon a warm, open sound, reflecting their prairie roots.

 

THE FURRIERS

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Judd Stachoski, Phil Legrand, and Dan Crozier aka THE FURRIERS are a 3-piece pseudo -folk/country/bluegrass band from Regina who like to tell stories through their songs. 

Sometimes those stories are funny.
Sometimes they’re really funny.
Sometimes they’re even true. 

Ever buy a truck for twenty bucks?
Get a weird haircut in a small town? 
Get thrown out of a beach resort? 
Get probed by aliens? 
Get drunk?
The Furriers have, allegedly. And they’ll be happy to tell you all about it.

About The Venue

Country Acres is an event destination located 20 minutes east of Regina, only 1 km off the Trans-Canada Highway, near McLean, SK., on Treaty Four Territory.
The 20-acre farmyard is nestled in a natural bluff of Aspen Poplar, Willow, Dogwood, Wild Roses, Saskatoon, and Chokecherry trees. A meandering creek runs through the woods, where  wildflowers and cattails make their home. Large expanses of lawn, flower gardens, antiques, barn-board farm buildings, and antique cars, trucks, and farm machinery of days-gone-by provide a stunning country setting. This secluded country oasis has been referred to by guests as “a hidden gem” in Saskatchewan. 

 

The farmyard is 20 acres, with plenty of parking, with Disability Parking adjacent to the Event Tent, and the property and washrooms are wheelchair accessible. The Event Building, adjacent to the Event Tent, contains modern LADIES and GENTLEMEN’s Washrooms, each containing sinks/stalls/urinals as well as a complete wheelchair accessible room in each.

Thank you to our children’s area sponsor – SaskEnergy