The Boxcar Boys

The Boxcar Boys

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  • Band Type:   Country/Folk
  • Show/Info:   The Boxcar Boys have been creating unique original music, weaving together their take on folk songs, klezmer, and traditional jazz, since 2010.
  • Achievements:   They’ve released 3 albums, their debut “Don’t Be Blue”, Canadian Folk Music Award nominated “Rye Whiskey”, and acclaimed 3rd album “Cicada Ball”.
  • Performs:   Folk songs klezmer and traditional jazz

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Biography

Unique original music

The Boxcar Boys deliver a veritable gumbo of original old-style jazz and folk music with dashes of Klezmer and country thrown into the mix. Their performances are joyous acoustic celebrations featuring 6 inimitable musicians on clarinet, sousaphone, fiddle, trombone, accordion and washboard. The Toronto Star describes the Boys (and girls) as “21st-century eclectics, mixing Roma, roots and plain-old rambunctious whimsy… guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step”. The Boxcar Boys have been creating unique original music, weaving together their take on folk songs, klezmer, and traditional jazz, since 2010. They’ve released 3 albums, their debut “Don’t Be Blue”, Canadian Folk Music Award nominated “Rye Whiskey”, and acclaimed 3rd album “Cicada Ball”. Their diverse and innovative sound and celebratory performances have brought the band to a wide variety of venues and festivals including The WayHome Festival, The Toronto Jazz Festival, The Deep Roots Festival, Blissfest, The Blue Skies Folk Festival and The Ashkenaz Klezmer Festival.

Ensemble

John David Williams – Clarinet
Kelsey McNulty – Accordion
Nicolas Buligan – Tuba
Justin Ruppel – Washboard
Laura C Bates – Violin
“A high-energy and musically accomplished roots ensemble” New Canadian Music
“Simple pleasures with excellent execution”
Kitchener Record
“21st-century eclectics, …plain-old rambunctious whimsy… guaranteed to put a smile on your face”
Toronto Star
“Wild exuberance that can only be engendered by a group of people who love playing together”
American Roots UK