The Local Group - Young bluegrass/folk band in Saskatoon

Categories: Groups and Duos, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Country, Folk

Contact

Jaxon Lalonde
Saskatoon, SK

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Description

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 young 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.

The band has entertained at numerous festivals including the Ness Creek Music Festival, Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival. They've played all across the prairie provinces at any kind of venue you can think of: house concerts, dive bars, schools, theatres, weddings and old-time dances. The boys released their debut album in December of 2020. They recently recorded their second album at the studio of Manitoba singer-songwriter Micah Erenberg, with Clayton Linthicum of Kacy & Clayton acting as producer.

~ Links ~

Here are a few live videos:

https://youtu.be/_h2Lg-zCMx0

https://youtu.be/D8UJaZOSozc

https://youtu.be/Vgc-Sk3qqzA

Our 2020 debut EP:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Gp5OJfNSueUJJGmYyK55n?si=D7p9jS1aSbujkFjKhheH4A&dl_branch=1

 

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Discography

  • The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

    Various Artists

    December 2020

    https://thelocalgroupsk.bandcamp.com/album/the-local-group-sings-and-plays-songs-and-also-tunes

    The debut album by The Local Group, a Saskatoon, SK-based bluegrass band.

    Credits:

    Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Shotton in Saskatoon, SK on Treaty Six Territory

    Cover photo by littlejackfilms

    Logos by Kendel Vreeling

    Cover design by Savannah Wall

  • Wisconsin EP

    Various Artists

    September 2020

    Collaborative EP with Saskatoon singer-songwriter Gunner and Smith

    https://open.spotify.com/album/6j2e8qiW0t54sAdzbPbbSN

Audio

McGettigan's Breakdown

From The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

Free At Last

From The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

Greenback Dollar

From The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

Long Boy

From The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

All The Good Times Are Past and Gone

From The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

Morrighan's Farewell

From The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

I Don't Wanna Live Anymore

From The Local Group Sings and Plays Songs and Also Tunes

Videos

  • Long Boy

    Inspired by two retired racing greyhounds we saw in Blairmore, Alberta. They are funny looking dogs, so we named this song after them and got Kendel Vreeling (@kendel_makes) to make our cool logo.

  • I Don't Wanna Live Anymore

    The Local Group, pluckers and pickers, live in Stan's Place Offsale, singing a suicidal bluegrass song. filmed on VHS & audio recorded to cassette.