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Bands

2019 Performers

Band bios coming soon…

The Garrett Newton Band – North Carolina

The Garrett Newton BandGarrett Newton is an exceptional banjo player. Not only can he play banjo, he can talk banjo with the best. He is presently touring with Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road in their “Country Grass” tour featuring his banjo playing. Garrett fronts his own band, the Garrett Newton Band. He has played on stage with national artists such as Marty Raybon, Kenny Ingram, Ben Greene, Steve Dilling, and James King.

He is endorsed by Yates and Mitch banjo and plays the Earl Scruggs style. He has his own banjo project entitled “Young Heart, Old Soul” which includes several bluegrass standard instrumentals, and original song written by Garrett. This project is on Pinecastle Records.

Although Garrett started bluegrass at a young age, his ability of playing will let you think he is much older. He can talk about the history of bluegrass in detail with anyone. Just ask Del McCoury or Ricky Skaggs about conversation they have held back stage with Garrett Newton. They will tell you he is a young kid with the bluegrass mind of an older man.


Bill White and White Pine

Bill White and White PineBill White & White Pine have been playing music for over 24 years. Their music has taken them all over Canada and The United States. Everyone in the band has one numerous music awards for their work.


The Barn Katz

The Barn KatzThe Barn Katz is a fun-loving and energetic group made up of some of Ontario’s very finest and most experienced Bluegrass musicians.

The band’s first CD “Road Kill Grill” was runner up in the Alt/Country category at the Hamilton Music Awards in 2013. If features all original music and conveys an energy and sound more closely found in a top Bluegrass act.

This fine litter of musicians have escaped the barn and are out on the prowl. They are sure to entertain and delight you with their fresh brand of bluegrass. Be sure to catch them where ever they play!


The Tebworth Brothers

The Tebworth BrothersAt the ripe old age of 16 and 14 years of age these young men are seasoned veterans of the Bluegrass World. Wyatt, 16, plays mandolin, guitar, fiddle, upright bass and sings lead and harmony vocals. He is in Grade 12. Marshal, 14, plays fiddle, upright bass, mandolin and sings lead and harmony vocals. He is going into Grade 9 this year.

The Tebworth Brothers have two CD’s out, the first is “The Tebworth Brothers” with their own original song “Living on the Mountain ” and “Cajun Coyote” on their second CD “Tebworth Brothers – Back In Time”.

Based in Stirling, Ontario, they have performed in Churches, Bluegrass Festivals, Concerts, Fairs and many other venues throughout Ontario, East Coast of Canada and the U.S.A since 2008.

The “Tebworth Brothers” may look young, but with their true love for the music and strong drive to succeed they have earned a place on the Bluegrass scene. They bring along their Dad (Rob) on upright bass and their Poppa (Doug) on guitar to complete their show. That’s three (3) generations on stage! Their high energy show appeals to audiences of all ages!


Traditionally Wound

Traditionally WoundThe first thing you notice when Traditionally Wound is on stage is that the guys are having so much fun. Their smiles and humor are contagious and it soon results in audience participation, clapping, howling and laughter creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Family oriented and steeped in rural roots these guys deliver their music with a contemporary edge while staying close to the traditional sounds that drew us all to bluegrass music.

Their latest CD has 9 original songs written by John & Nick and one original banjo instrumental written by Dave Jack the newest member of the band. The songs cover the traditional through contemporary veins of bluegrass with top notch wordsmithing and story lines. With these writers this band has been and will continue to forge new horizons on the Canadian Bluegrass scene and if you haven’t seen them or heard them I strongly urge you to get out to a show and to pick up this latest recording…It’s fabulous.


Acoustical Strings

Acoustical StringsAcoustical Strings are a family band from Cannington, ON. The band has it’s own unique blend of traditional bluegrass, gospel, and classic county sounds. Influenced by such artists as Flatt & Scrugs, Reno & Smiley, Mac Wiseman, Hank Snow, Larry Sparks, they have created there own distinctive sound.  With the Dobro and Guitar as the primary instruments backed by a solid bass, and tight 3 part family harmony, this sets the band apart from other groups. If you enjoy the old style and sounds, you’ll enjoy Acoustical Strings (Spence Family).

Acoustical Strings (Spence Family) have won several Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. Roger is a 5-time winner of Dobro player of the year, receiving his Honour Roll Inductee Award. Barry is also a 5-time winner of Guitar player of the year, receiving his Honour Roll Inductee Award. Roger and Barry are the first Father – Son duo to receive this honour. The band has also won Gospel Group of the year 4 times, and has been continually nominated for other awards.


Northern Sons

Northern SonsNorthern Sons is a five piece bluegrass band originally formed in 1985. We have performed hundreds of shows during the ensuing 25 years from South Carolina to Timmins, and Connecticut to Nashville. We have entertained from small coffee houses to 5,000 seat outdoor venues and always delight audiences with our upbeat, family oriented shows. From 2010 to 2015 we took a five year hiatus and are now back on the bluegrass circuit with renewed vigour!

A typical Northern Sons performance includes original, traditional, gospel and country standards played in our unique bluegrass style. In every set we try to include an a’capella gospel number, an instrumental mixed in with a generous helping of humour and energetic stage presence. We are noted for our strong harmonies and extensive gospel repertoire and you may even hear a Canadian Old Tyme Fiddle tune.


County Road 44

County Road 44County Road 44 has been active since 2011. You will hear traditional as well as originals. 2016 we won the most promising band award at the CCBMA in Huntsville.


2018 Performers

• Roxeen & Dalrymple

• Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers

• Alicia Robicheau & Lonesome Sound

• Big John

• Concession 23

• Ducharme Family Bluegrass

• The Tebworth Brothers


2017 Performers

• Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

• Davis and Grant

• The BenTTree Bluegrass Band

• The Tebworth Brothers

• Maple Hill

• Rhyme n Reason

• The Pie Plates

• Sweetgrass Band


2016 Performers

• BenTTree Blugrass

• CR5 Bluegrass

• Davis & Grant

• Georgian Blue

• Grasstic Measures

• The Nelson Family

• The Tebworth Brothers

• Traditionally Wound

• Winterline


2015 Performers

• A New Shade of Blue

• Barn Katz

• Ray Legere & Grasstic Measures

• The Schotts

• Ducharme Family Bluegrass

• Emory Lester & Jill Jones

• Hard Ryde

• Rescue Junction

• Tebworth Brothers


2014 Performers

• Back Roads

• Rhyme ‘n’ Reason

• Traditionally Wound

• The Tebworth Brothers

• Bill White & Whitepine

• The Schotts

• Randy Morrison & Flatt River

• Acoustical Strings

• The Sweetgrass Band


2013 Performers

• Shadow River

• Ducharme Family Bluegrass

• Barn Katz

• The Tebworth Brothers

• Dusty Drifters

• Jan Purcell & Pine Road

• Canucky Bluegrass Boys

• Unseen Strangers

• Georgian Blue


2012 Performers

• A New Shade of Blue

• The Tebworth Brothers

• Bill White & Whitepine

• Rhyme’n’Reason

• Traditionally Wound

• Hard Ryde

• Concession 23

• Winterline

• Bluegrass Revelation


2011 Performers

• The Spinney Brothers

• The Tebworth Brothers

• General Store

• Bill White & Whitepine

• Simcoe County Ramblers

• Hometown Bluegrass

• Acoustical Strings

Haliburton Highlands and Minden Hills…
…in the middle of everywhere!