Founded in 2006, the CR5 BluegrassBand is a contemporary 5-piece bluegrass band from the Lyndhurst area of Eastern Ontario. The current group consists of Barry Garvin on guitar, Gananoque’s own Christine Smith(Clark) on 5 string banjo, Dan Potter on mandolin and Jim Bossert on upright acoustic bass.
We have appeared at many fairs, festivals, concerts and charity events including the Brockville Arts Center, the Joshua Bates Center, the Orono Old Time Country Music Festival, The South Grenville Bluegrass Festival, Quintes Isle Bluegrass Celebration, The International Plowing Match, Athens Cornfest, Flinton Community Jamboree, Galop Canal Bluegrass Festival, Minden Hills Bluegrass Festival, Findlay Ridge Bluegrass Festival and, the City of Brockville’s summer “Concert In The Park” series, to name a few. We are a mainstay at the Athens Steam Fair, Antique Wheels In Motion, as well as the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair where we host our own festival, The Jonas Street Music Festival. We have also appeared at many Royal Canadian Legions (Seeley’s Bay, Mallorytown, Prescott, Spencerville & Brockville) and bars throughout Eastern Ontario including, The Baldachin Inn in Merrickville, The Keystorm Pub in Brockville, Pressed in Ottawa, McCloskey’s in Chesterville, The Branch in Kemptville and Smugglers Run in Ivy Lea.
Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, The Beatles, Bette Middler, John Denver, IIIrd Tyme Out, Seldom Scene, The Louvin Brothers, The O'Kanes, Del McCoury, Johnny Cash, The Carter Family, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Dillards, The Boxcars, The Steeldrivers, The Spinney Brothers, The Gibson Brothers
Dan Potter | Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals
Christine Smith (Clark) | Banjo, Lead & Harmony Vocals
Barry Garvin | Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Dan Buch | Fiddle, Lead & Harmony Vocals
Jim Bossert | Doghouse Bass
NAME | CR5 Bluegrass
EMAIL | firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE | http://www.cr5bluegrassband.com
Napanee's Avril Lavigne got her start performing by singing country songs at local fairs. In 1999 she got to perform the song "What Made You Say That"with Shania Twain at the Corel Centre in Ottawa to about 20,000 people.
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