MUSIC FROM THE MOUNTAINS
Saturday, March 10, 7:30pm
Event in the Mars Theater
The Wardens aren’t a country band. They say they’re more of a backcountry band-with some folk roots and a hint of bluegrass, especially when it comes to their tight vocal harmonies.
Their third CD, Sleeping Buffalo, tells of their experiences as national park wardens and relays tales, sometimes harrowing, of what happens when humanity and nature rub up close. The band is comprised of Scott Ward and Bradley Bischoff, both of whom play guitar, and Ray Schmidt on upright bass and mandolin. Other musicians, including Calvin Vollrath (fiddle), Jack Loree (Dobro), and Bob Remington (mandolin), join the trio to add a little depth and colour to the new recording.
Driving through Banff National Park, some of us don’t get much farther into the wilderness than an easy hike a few kilometres up a marked trail, but The Wardens feel a deep connection to the land they’ve patrolled on foot and horseback over 60 combined years, and this is what they communicate through their music.
Adult $21.50 ♦ Senior & Military $21.50 ♦ Student $14.50