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What We’re Made Of is The Washboard Union’s sophomore album following the 2016 release of In My Bones which spawned the Top ten hits “Maybe It’s The Moonshine” and “Shot Of Glory” which was certified as the band’s first gold record. The new album was produced by Matt Rovey (Zac Brown Band, Dean Brody) in Nashville and Jeff "Diesel" Dalziel in Toronto and Vancouver over the winter of 2017/18. The album’s first single, “Shine” was the band’s third Top Ten Country Radio hit which they performed live on the Canadian Country Music Awards and walked away with a CCMA Award for 2017 Roots Artist of the Year.
15X Country Music Award winners The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands in Country music . Led by step-brothers Aaron Grain, & Chris Duncombe and their best friend David Roberts the Washboard Union share an innate love for the art of songwriting and storytelling that has resonated with audiences from North America to Europe.
Having grown up in Kelowna, Duncombe & Grain eventually packed up and headed off to to Vancouver where they moved in to a 1920’s Tudor-style mansion. By coincidence Roberts was himself renting in the same mansion and it was here where all three began writing and singing together. These early sessions were the bones of what would eventually become The Washboard Union. Roberts would reminisce, “it was like living in a garden gone to seed.” Grain provided guitar and vocals and Duncombe added his own voice and a banjo. Roberts, a singer and multi-instrumentalist with harmonica, guitar, mandolin and, of course, the washboard in his arsenal, became the team’s secret weapon.
Their music and their unforgettable live performances have set them apart as one of the most unique talents in country music today. The band have just wrapped up a tour with Nashville superstars Old Dominion and have a full itinerary of festival dates planned from coast to coast throughout 2018.
ONSTAGE PROGRAMMING SPONSOR
Sit OnStage with a diversity of music artists, ranging blues, folk indie to acoustic rock sessions. For music lovers, this is a fresh and exciting way to experience respected and known artists in an intimate and unique environment, while also discovering soon-to-be household names.
For this unique and exciting OnStage performance, the stage will be transformed into a general admission, stand up concert.
If you’re looking for a great place to eat before coming to see the show, then save yourself from the stress of running around town and come early to enjoy a delicious three-course meal at our CentreStage Lounge!
We are excited to partner with Borealis Grille & Bar for an exquisite pre-show dinner. Borealis Grille & Bar serves the very best of locally crafted foods and beverages, and will be onsite in our Lounge with a special three-course menu for only $29.95. Doors will open at 6PM, with dinner served at 6.15PM sharp.
You can reserve your seats for the pre-show dinner at the time of purchase when calling or visiting the Box Office, or you can email us to RSVP* with your name and the number of guests joining you. There are limited bookings available on a first-come, first-serve basis – RSVP* now to save your spot!
*Please inform us of any allergies and sensitivities when making your reservation. Price quoted does not include tax, beverages or gratuities.