Paddyfest Country Concert Series
Saturday Night with
The Washboard Union
Saturday, March 17 2018 - Listowel Memorial Arena - Doors open at 9 pm
8 X Country Music Award winners The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Country music scene.
This year the band took home Roots artist of the year for the second consecutive year at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards and were named Country Artist of the year at the Western Canadian Country Music Awards. In addition they are CCMA Rising Star winners won 4 BC Country Music Awards for Group, Songwriter and Roots Artist of the Year. They have had 3 top 10 singles in Canada with “Maybe It’s the Moonshine” & “Shot of Glory” and now “Shine” . As Warner Music Music recording artists they are an authentic blend of where country and bluegrass are headed next.
This year alone they have shared the stage with: The Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam, Lonestar, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Old Dominion and more. As regulars to Nashville Tennessee the band recorded their EP In My Bones at the legendary RCA Studio A. You simply have to see them Live!
--- Opening for The Washboard Union ---
Eric Ethridge’s brand started to gain serious momentum in 2015 after the release of a series of orchestra country-pop covers, one of which garnered him a mention in Rolling Stone Magazine. Subsequently his social media presence enjoyed a drastic increase with over 275,000 YouTube hits and an increase to over 1500 YouTube subscribers. In August of 2015 Eric was the runner-up in the Boots and Hearts emerging artist showcase, and has since had continued interest from both American and Canadian record labels. In early 2016 Eric was selected by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada to be one of the top 6 finalist for the CCMA Discovery Program. After a final showcase of the top 6 emerging artists, Eric then went on to win the 2016 CCMA Discovery Award.