Bluegrass At The Barn, Saskatoon - June 11th, 2022

We will be hosting a one day event at the Barn Playhouse, just 20 mins north of Saskatoon. This daytime event will run from 1pm – 7pm with a jam following the show.  
This is a family-friendly event. The Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan is generously lending us their Imagination Playground for your little kiddos! 
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

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.

MITCH DUREAULT

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 of the first musicians he met since he moved to Saskatoon, Olivia Morelli and Michael Taylor. In fact, it was only last fall that Mitch met these two amazing musicians at an Old-Time Jam in one of Saskatoon’s Beautiful parks. Olivia and Michael are amazing musicians in their own rights, and can be found holding down the fort at many Northern Lights Bluegrass events, as well as sharing tunes at the many jam spaces they frequent.

 In March, Olivia joined Mitch as a Mentee in the second Fiddle Mentorship Program that CAMP Sask Arts had run in Buffalo Narrows, where Olivia had the chance to audit Mitch’s teaching style one week, and then in the next,  was teaching local community members and students herself.

Mitch, Olivia, and Michael are respected players in their jam scenes, and are some of the nicest folks you could ever jam with! This is their first performance together and it will definitely be one to remember!

 

 

MARSHALL BURNS

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

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.

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

About The Venue

The Barn Playhouse is an event destination located 25 Kms North of Saskatoon, just off of Hwy #12
If you’re looking to listen to some amazing music in a beautiful prairie setting then the Barn Playhouse is the perfect spot for you!
They offer a quiet peaceful venue that showcases the Saskatchewan prairie at its finest.
With ample space, beautiful mature trees, a rustic atmosphere and grain fields surrounding the farmyard, you will feel like you have gone back to a simpler time.

There is a covered area for you to cool off in, look at the artist’s cds and offerings, kick up some dust while dancing or just sit at a table and enjoy some of that delicious food that will be available.

Bring some cash for the BBQ, bring your kiddos for the children’s activities, your favourite lawn chair and your instrument for the jam afterward!

Thank you to our children's area sponsor - The Nutrien Children's Festival of Saskatchewan