The Washboard Union – Saturday July 8th @ 7:15pm

Biography

In the few years they have been together, The Washboard Union have defied classification and become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Canadian Country music scene. They are a sextet out of Vancouver led by principle members Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe, and David Roberts. The three share a very similar unconscious soundtrack and unbridled love for the art of songwriting and storytelling. The three have been friends seemingly forever and the music they make has set them apart as one of the most unique talents in country music today. The band recorded their latest EP ‘In My Bones’ in the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee.

Originally built in 1964 as the home for Chet Atkins, RCA has been home to some of the most prolific recording artists in Nashville’s rich history including Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, and more. “Standing in the great room you can literally hear a chorus in every wall. It remains as one of the most legendary music rooms in the world. I can tell you this – you don’t sing in Studio A, Studio A sings to you” – says David Roberts.

Highlights:

  • Signed with Warner Music Canada, Slaight Music, and Sakamoto Agency in early 2015
    Received 2 Canadian Country Music Association Awards in 2016 – Rising Star and Roots Artist of the Year
  • Nominated for 8 BC Country Music Association Awards for 2016, including Songwriter, Video, Fans Choice, and Group/Duo of the Year
  • Sophomore album ‘In My Bones’ released in July 2015 to critcal acclaim
  • First single ‘Some Day’ reached #32 on Canada Country charts
  • Second single, ‘Maybe It’s the Moonshine’ peaked at #10 at Canadian Country radio
  • Received 2015 BC Country Music Association Award for ‘Roots Artist of the Year
  • 2016 Festival season included Canadian Music Night at the American Tours Festival in Tours, France as well as domestic festivals like CMT Music Fest (Kitchener ON), Cavendish Beach Music Festival (Cavendish, PEI), Country at the Creek (Big River SK), and Porkapalooza BBQ Festival (Edmonton AB).