Saturday, March 19th at 7:30pm
For over five years, rising folk-stars The Bombadils have been enchanting audiences around the world with their unique fusion of traditional, world and progressive folk.
Endearingly described as “chamber folk,” the group of cinematic storytellers have intertwined their musical chops rooted in classical and jazz music (all trained at Montreal's esteemed McGill University) around an approachable performance style that takes listeners on a journey through history and towards the future of Canadian folk.
According to Amy Gajadhar of the Canadian Folk Music magazine, the Bombadils “have all the elements of a great band – a high level of musical proficiency, deep respect for the traditional roots of their material and an engaging repertoire which holds the attention of the listener from beginning to end.”
Each hailing from their own unique corner of Canada, group members Sarah Frank (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Luke Fraser (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Kaitlyn Raitz (cello), first bonded over a shared curiosity and love of the Celtic and bluegrass traditions – but have since solidified their friendship with over 50,000 kilometers of touring and countless performances together.
After the release of their debut album, Fill Your Boots! in 2012, the group toured extensively across North America in support of the album, including performances at the Deep Roots Festival, Folk Alliance International, as well as Fiddles on the Tobique Festival, an artist exchange at Ethno Sweden, and Eaglewood Folk Festival where Artistic Director Liz Scott recounted that “this was the band that came out of nowhere and slayed the audience, offering a richer experience for everyone.”
In 2014, an artist residency at The Banff Centre served as the incubator for their sophomore album, Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet , which was released in the spring of 2015. Since then, the album has been creating a buzz in the folk scene, with Penguin Eggs praising the group's strong original compositions. The group then set off on an international tour of Australia, the U.K., and a plethora of stops throughout Canada and the U.S. where they shared the stage with notable artists The Duhks, David Francey, Bruce Molsky, and De Temps Antan .
Concert tickets are $20. Reservations are recommended for the show. Dessert is available. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.
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