The Prince Edward Island Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival announces the line-up for the The 36th Annual PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival being held at the Dundas Fairgrounds, Dundas, PEI on July 7, 8 and 9.
Headline performers from the USA are High Fidelity and The Tommy Webb Band. Maritime bands include Bluegrass Tradition and the Oxbow Mountain Boys from Nova Scotia, Third Harmony and Blue Road from New Brunswick, and the Janet McGarry Band and The Stiff Family from PEI. More Island bands will be announced later.
High Fidelity were nominated for International Bluegrass Music Association New Artist of the Year in 2019. Their sound is influenced by the bluegrass stars of the 1950s and ‘60s such as Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, and Jim & Jesse.
Tommy Webb is from Langley, Kentucky. He performed with Clyde Bowling and the Southern Bluegrass Boys before starting The Tommy Webb Band in 2005. Tommy sings lead, tenor, and guitar is his main instrument, but for an eager crowd he will always pull out the old time claw hammer banjo.
Nova Scotia is represented at this year’s festival by Bluegrass Tradition, featuring Trevor Boutilier and Karen Dacoste, and by the Oxbow Mountain Boys from the Annapolis Valley.
The Festival welcomes two bands from New Brunswick this year: Third Harmony who have been part of the NB bluegrass scene since 2015, and Blue Road, an newly-formed group of young musicians.
PEI bands this year are the Janet McGarry Band featuring Daughter of Bluegrass Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard, and The Stiff Family, a six-piece family band known for their gospel and bluegrass repertoire.
More Island bands will be added to the program, watch for the next announcements from the 36th Annual PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival.
Ticket information and festival details are available at peibluegrass.ca/tickets or by calling 566-2641.