ABOUT THE LOCAL GROUP
Taking their name from the cluster of galaxies containing the Milky Way, the Local Group plays music of astronomical proportions. With roots in rural Saskatchewan and Australia, this Saskatoon-based quartet puts their own unique spin on hard-driving traditional bluegrass, also taking influence from Celtic, classic country, and Canadiana. Featuring hot banjo, mandolin and guitar picking, tight 3-part harmonies, and a mixed bag of instruments including double bass, fiddle, harmonica, penny whistle and triangle, their show will take you out of this world on a rocket fueled by pure folk music.
Gigging regularly across the prairies for three years, the have played numerous festivals, including the Ness Creek Music Festival and Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival, as well as prestigious venues in Saskatoon including TCU Place and the Bassment. They have entertained at house concerts, dive bars, schools, theatres, weddings and old-time dances. After a successful tour through Alberta and Saskatchewan in the spring, the boys are currently recording their debut album which will be released in the new year.