SaskRoots Night

In With The Old

The Grid Pickers

The Great Plains

GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present an evening of SaskRoots music featuring three of Saskatchewan's finest folk and roots bands.

In With The Old, The Grid Pickers and The Great Plains will be performing individual sets featuring their distinctive styles.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 advance / $20 at the door

Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

Click here to see poster.



In With The Old is a young band with an old-time sound from deep within the Saskatchewan forest. The band is comprised of Ellen Froese-Kooijenga (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Jaxon Lalonde (banjo, bass, vocals) and Kasia Thorlakson (guitar, mandolin, bass, vocals). They play a mix of unique originals and age-old traditional bluegrass songs with beautiful harmonies and a twanging banjo that will get everyone's toes tapping.

Tryin' To Rid Myself of You audio clip:

Goodbye Booze audio clip:

Videos here.

Web site here.



The Grid Pickers is a traditionally untraditional husband and wife duo (Mike and Rachel McKerracher) from the deep backwoods of rural Saskatchewan. Formally charged with grand pickery, their songs of long hard-travelled roads and living off the land are making a bold entrance into the Canadian folk scene. From hand-broadcasted seeds of ragtime and country music, grow lush crops of untamed bluegrass, Celtic and old-time. With haunting harmonies and foot-stomping tunes, The Grid Pickers are sure to keep your bread rising and the wood stove crackling.

Keep Yourself From Feelin' Blue audio clip:

C'mon Sun audio clip:

Videos here.

Web site here.



The Great Plains is a veteran performing husband and wife duo (Saskia and Darrel Delaronde) originally based in Saskatchewan but now calling Vancouver Island home. Their rich vocals and harmonies, coupled with Darrel's outrageous guitar antics, and backed up by Saskia's steady bass and penny whistles, punch out a fullness never achieved by most four-piece bands. They give off an energy you can taste in the back of your throat, like ozone from a thunder storm.

Everybody Loves a Train audio clip:

Cabin Fever audio clip:

Walking Shoes audio clip:

Videos here.

Web site here.