Bluegrass at the Barn 2021 – Thats a wrap!

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Barn Playhouse for Bluegrass At The Barn 2021!

It was fun to gather, visit and enjoy live music. We hope to see you next at the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival.

Check back in late Winter for more details!

In the meantime, we will leave our 2021 Line-Up here in case you want to look back.

2021 Line-Up

Cross Canada Bluegrass All Star Jam

Northern Lights is proud to present its 2021 instructors joining together for the first time to play a set of bluegrass and old time standard. Get ready for truly live music as anything can happen as we throw caution to the wind and let the masters do what they do best!

Featuring: Sarah Hamilton (Annie Lou Band), Nathan Smith (The Barrel Boys), Nico Humby (Greg Blake Band, Jesse Brock and Streamliner, Nomad Jones), Miles Zurawell (Nomad Jones, Old Paint Band), Marc Roy, Ellen Froese Kooijenga (In With the Old) and Jaxon LaLonde (In With the Old, The Local Group).

For more info about the All Star performers check out their bios here

Gopher Broke

Gopher Broke Ochestra, purveyors of Musical Medicine. This good old fashioned trio will cure even the most dire prognosis. *Warning* Side effects may include smiling, laughing, singing and even dancing to classic country, blues, swing, old-timey songs, fiddle tunes, rockabilly and more. A taste of days gone by.

Jake Vaadeland playing Guitar

Jake Vaadeland and The Sturgeon River Boys

Jake Vaadeland is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Saskatchewan. His traditional sound and unique style could be defined as a blend of Bluegrass and Rockabilly. But really, Jake simply strives to write and play the music he enjoys. Jake specializes mainly on the banjo, guitar and vocals. His songwriting style focuses on storytelling with messages that he hopes his audience can relate to. His goal is to put a smile on your face and brighten up your day as he expresses himself through his music.

Listen Online HERE!


Jim and Penny

Jim and Penny are a husband-and-wife duo from Edmonton, Alberta. They raised a family before they got around to writing music together. Songs about love of all kinds are delivered with humour and passion on guitars, mandolin, and their intimate harmony voices. They play bluegrass, old-time swing, classic country, folk, and jazz influenced music. As a duo and with their band Back Porch Swing, they have travelled western Canada and beyond over the past two decades from their headquarters in Edmonton. Festival highlights include Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival, Ness Creek Festival., Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Coombs Bluegrass Festival and Burningman. Their latest CD “We’re Here For Love” was released in 2018.

Jim and Penny have taught classes and workshops including the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Camp, Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp in BC, and Northern Bluegrass Music Circle Camp in Alberta.

Jordan Daniels

Jordan Daniels was born and raised in Saskatoon but is also a proud member of the Mistawasis Nehiyawak (Ne-He-ya-wak) or Cree nation. Jordan began playing fiddle at the age of 10 under the guidance of John Arcand. He began playing fiddle because he was inspired by the stories of his great-grandfathers, both who played fiddle. Jordan loves to play old time Métis tunes and share his music with whoever wants to listen. When he’s not playing fiddle you can usually find him on the golf course.

Lost Highway Navigators Group Photo

Lost Highway Navigators

Cosmic Honkytonk & Pan-Galactic Western Swing

Lost Highway Navigators deliver swinging original honky tonk tunes that recall the classic country music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

“We call our music ‘Cosmic Honkytonk’ but really, it’s simple, old-fashioned, swallow-and-grin country music. Expect pedal steel, fiddle, telecaster, upright bass, harmonica, and a sackful of tunes about love gone wrong for all the right reasons.”

Led by singer-songwriter and harmonica journeyman Patton MacLean, Lost Highway Navigators features Jay Metheral on upright bass, Jody Giesbrecht on pedal steel and Guy Perrin on telecaster.

“An entertaining show with really well-crafted songs, seasoned musicianship and hilarious banter.” – Guy Edlund, Host, CFCR Radio

“Like the crossroads of North America, they offer a blend of honkytonk which might lead you straight to hell, or your mama’s backyard. Brace yourself.” – Jesse Langlais, Town Mountain

“MacLean has got some good tunes. And he blows. The harmonica, I mean.” – Jon Stickley, Jon Stickley Trio

Redwood Hill & Friends

Redwood Hill is a group of musicians who gather occasionally to perform at various venues including nursing homes and festivals. Their music is a mix of hard driving bluegrass, tear-jerking country, familiar swing tunes and some sweet harmonies. When their whole group is not available they pick up talented friends Ryan Shotton (mandolin) and Lucas Welsh (fiddle) to play along with Randy Young (banjo) Shirley Young (bass) and John LeClaire (guitar)

Ellen Froese

Hailing from a farm in Saskatchewan, folk singer Ellen Froese recently released her fifth album – Fightin Words. Whether performing a folk traditional, a rock “n” roll classic or one of her own compositions, Froese handles it with an air of authenticity – tempered with a healthy dose of humor and self deprecation.