Northern Alberta Bluegrass Showcase - Bix Mix Boys and Whitemud Drive
The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society is proud to present the Bix Mix Boys and Whitemud Drive Saturday June 1 2019
The Bix Mix Boys are one of Canada's most talented bluegrass bands. They focus on the highest quality of music, both vocally and instrumentally. While keeping the tradition of bluegrass alive, they want to bring their unique, Canadian interpretation to the genre and put on an entertaining stage show.
They've entrenched themselves into western Canadas bluegrass scene and consider themselves ambassadors of the music. In addition to live performances, they teach a Bluegrass 101 workshop every Wednesday. Jim Storey and Darcy Whiteside host Prairie Pickin on CJSR radio every Thursday evening and Darcy also hosts the CKUA Bluegrass Hour Sunday afternoons.
Logan Sarchfield - guitar
Logan Sarchfield is the newcomer to the Edmonton bluegrass scene, and arrived in 2005 from Millbrook, New Brunswick. In Millbrook, at the age of 14, he started working in a music store, which further fuelled his obsession with the guitar. In addition to playing music, Logan is interested in the art of lutherie and has recently learned how to build mandolins and guitars.
Darcy Whiteside - banjo
Darcy Whiteside started playing banjo at the age of eight and in his teens took lessons from Canadian banjo champion Jake Peters. He is an accomplished songwriter and has taught banjo through Concordia University and banjo and guitar at numerous workshops.
Terry Nadasdi - mandolin
Terry Nadasdi is a veteran of the Edmonton music scene where he's known as both a singer-songwriter and a talented side-musician. He started playing guitar at the age of six, and plays ragtime guitar and acoustic finger-style blues in the tradition of John Hurt and Bill Broonzy in addition to mandolin. Terry may be recognizable to some as Professor Nadasdi from the Linguistics department at the University of Alberta.
Jim Storey - upright bass
Jim Storey's first instrument was a hawaiian steel guitar. That led to a turn with the blues before turning to bluegrass. He plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle as well as upright bass. Jim is also one of the founding members of Edmontons Northern Bluegrass Music Circle Society and has played on-stage with some of Canadas best musicians over the years.
Tony Michael has been playing fiddle, mandolin and singing with various artists for more than 20 years, such as The Bellamy Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Ian Tyson, kd lang, The Dillards and many more. Tonys passion for music has enabled him to learn to perform a wide variety of musical styles including Country, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, Blues, and Jazz.
Whitemud Drive (WMD) plays bluegrass music using the traditional instruments of guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro and bass. They play original songs and covers from a variety of traditional and progressive bluegrass bands. Influences include artists such as Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & Hot Rize.
The band plays songs that audiences know and love as well as those that are "off the beaten path" with creative arrangements & layered harmonies. See links below to hear WMD!!
Whitemud Drive is an Edmonton, Alberta based bluegrass band originally formed in 2013. The band members have a diverse background in music including everything from orchestras, to folk, to traditional bluegrass and just about everything in between.
Today the band blends their musical talents to provide audiences with an energized sound thats sure to keep your toes tapping. Our set lists include songs that feature different band members singing lead with others rounding out the sound with tight harmonies.
The band is equipped with a full PA system capable of large indoor or outdoor venues. Over the past few years the band has played at community & regional events including festivals, house concerts & private functions such as:
The Works Edmonton, Holden Cattlemans Show, Lacombe Music in the Park, Eastwood Summer Festival, Radway Festival of Stars, Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society (NBCMS) Concert, RBC Summer Picnic, etc.
Frank Omoe of NBCMS wrote this about the band Thanks fellas for doing a great job playing the concert and certainly raising the bar while leading the jam!
Click on Links below for videos and more band info:
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Contact Us: Grant Miner - 780-246-1424
Clem Bray - 587-989-5403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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