Canadian Grass: Hard Ryde
Then again, Ontario's Hard Ryde is, and is not, your typical Bluegrass band. Hard Ryde has been collecting an impressive array of awards since their inception in 1997. Just last week the band was voted as the Showcase band at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival at Brunswick, Maine. The band has been winning a slew of individual and collective awards at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards for years. With precise instrumentation and tight harmonies, Hard Ryde has proven just how well Bluegrass travels.
Visit their website, www.hardryde.ca, and download a few cuts from their newest CD, Expressed, along with cuts from their previous CDs. I think you'll find that Bluegrass is thriving in the North.
(A great showcase of the superb talents of each member)
Buy a copy of Expressed here.