VARIOUS ARTISTS 'North To Ontario' 2006

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'North To Ontario' 2006

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We have been more and more impressed by the quality of Bluegrass coming out of Canada in the past few years, and this 20-track anthology is a strong reminder that there are more than just a handful of groups there that are well worth hearing. We’ve recently given strong plaudits to groups from as far afield as Nova Scotia and British Columbia; this collection features only bands from the province of Ontario, which is not too surprising, as a good percentage of Canada’s population is based there. We were only familiar with 3 of the 20 groups: Hard Ryde, Foggy Hogtown Boys, and the Dick Smith & Mike O’Reilly Band—they are each represented nicely with a strong cut, and there’s plenty of other good music from the rest of the groups, all of whom are performing original material. Well worth a listen.

Artists:

  • HARD RYDE
  • CONCESSION 23
  • GENERAL STORE
  • PRAIRIE SIDING
  • NORTHBOUND
  • THE DICK SMITH/MIKE O'REILLY BAND
  • THE PROJECT BAND
  • THE FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS
  • LEVEL CROSSING
  • SILVERBIRCH
  • FOXTAIL
  • NORTHERN SONS
  • BLUEGRASS EDITION
  • McCORMICK
  • BILL WHITE & WHITE PINE
  • HOMETOWN BLUEGRASS
  • LORNE BUCK & FRIENDS
  • PAM BROOKS & LONESOME WIND
  • SCOTIA JUNCTION
  • LAURA BIRD & EMORY LESTER

Track Listing:

  • DEAL THE CARDS
  • ON THE MOUNTAIN SIDE
  • CHURCH ON THE HILL
  • PRODIGAL SON
  • TAFFY IN THE SNOW
  • FIDDLE'S LAMENT
  • NORTH TO ONTARIO
  • IT'S HARD TO KEEP ON STANDIN'(WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE FAR TO FALL)
  • 17TH OF JUNE
  • LOVE WENT AWAY
  • WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME
  • EVERYBODY'S GONNA DIE
  • LONESOME TRAIN
  • NORTHERN RAILWAY BLUES
  • HEAVEN SAID GOODBYE
  • PREACHER'S WORDS
  • WILL YOU REMEMBER CHRISTMAS
  • HEART OF MINE
  • WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
  • HEAVY LOAD