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Delaware String Band
January 27 /9:00 pm January 28 /12:00 am
Rooted in rich harmony and energetic picking, The Delaware String Band is a 5-piece bluegrass band with a dynamic style that will surely bring a smile to your face. The group shares a love for bluegrass of the 1970s, as well as a deep respect for old-time music of the Appalachian Mountains. Their breadth of material showcases the best of traditional and modern string band music. The group was born when the old friends, all string musicians living together on Delaware Avenue in Toronto, started playing music around the kitchen table. After countless informal jams, they decided to take it out of the kitchen, and they’ve been playing around Toronto ever since.
The members come from rock, jazz, pop and folk backgrounds, all sharing a love for bluegrass. With rich harmonies and studied musicianship, The Delaware String Band brings forward the best of classic and new bluegrass. The group’s members are Peter McMurtry, banjo and vocals, Aaron Hoffman, mandolin and vocals, Sam Whillans, upright bass, Alan Mackie, fiddle and vocals and Ian McKeown, acoustic guitar and vocals.