The Washboard Union
About the Artist
In the few short years they have been together, The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Canadian Country music scene. They are 2X CCMA and 4X BCCMA Award winners and have signed on with the country music power house team at Sakamoto Entertainment and inked a recording deal Warner Music Canada.
The Washboard Union are a sextet out of Vancouver, British Columbia that are led by principle members Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe and David Roberts. The three share a very similar unconscious soundtrack and unbridled love for the art of songwriting and storytelling. The music they make has set them apart as one of the most unique talents in country music today.
The Washboard Union is an authentic blend of where country and bluegrass have come and where they are headed next. Serving notice that they are not about to confirm to convention, the band’s independently released self-titled debut album was produced by noted rock producers GGGarth Richardson (Nickelback, Biffy Clyro, Hedley) and Canadian Music Hall of famer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd) – on the track “Half Cree” – whom the band are proud to call a friend and mentor. That record led to the band’s BC Country Music Association nomination.
In January 2015, The Washboard Union returned to Nashville, Tennessee to record their latest EP In My Bones in the legendary RCA Studio A. Originally built in 1964 as the home for Chet Atkins, RCA has been home to some of the most prolific recording artists in Nashville’s rich history including Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, and more.
In My Bones was produced by Trey Bruce (Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Diamond Rio), a name known well in Nashville circles and one of people responsible for saving RCA Studio A from potential demolition. The band met Trey after having written the song “Someday” together earlier in 2014. Trey called the band immediately after that first session and demanded he take the producer helm for the bands next record. The answer, of course, was “yes.”
The Washboard Union is a band that you simply have to see live to fully appreciate and have been invited to share the stage with some of the biggest names in country music including Zac Brown Band, Lone Star, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, The Band Perry, Big N Rich and more. The band has toured Europe and Canada and are currently booked through the fall of 2017 to perform at nearly all major Canadian Country festivals including: Country Thunder AB and Sask, Dauphin, Rockin River, Sunfest, Stars and Thunder, Lucknow and more.