The Slocan Ramblers

There’s a certain “band next door” feel to the Barrel Boys. They may be accomplished musicians with tight harmonies and great arrangements, but their music is also brimming with the kind of personality that makes you want to buy them a beer and hear their life stories.” – Kristin Cavoukian – Exclaim!



Making their festival debut and sure to wow West Coast audiences, The Barrel Boys are a five-piece string band based in Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2012, their repertoire finely balances standard tunes with their own original writing. Their instrumentation lends itself to classic bluegrass, but they are also fluent in old time, classic country, and Americana, and their original material is informed by all of these styles. Each member writes and sings their own tunes, making for a wide stylistic range within the band’s sound.