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The Ole Fashion

Straddling the border between Country and Americana, the Ole Fashion is the self-proclaimed “Best Ole Country Band this side of 40”. Their youthful take on vintage classics pay homage to the good ole days where songs were played with real-live instruments and stories were told from the heart with a whiskey in your hand. Think harmonies like CSNY, female vocals reminiscent of Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline, and a master pedal steel guitar player with a big ole cowboy hat. This is country music the way it was intended. After all, the rhythm section boasts a drumkit and a double bass that are older than your grampa.

It’s not all sappy though, this band gets the crowd up and dancing with chicken-pickin’ Ole Fashion originals like “Cried All Night” (a duet between the husband who drinks too much and the wife who’s too hooked to leave him) and “Take You Out in the Morning” (a reference to taking someone home one night and having a first date over breakfast).

A Sunday-night residency at Opera Bob’s (Toronto’s favourite makeshift Muskoka cabin) was the inspiration to form this band where they’ve been going strong for almost 2 years. Why else do the patrons love it? Well that might be because the Ole Fashion is officially sponsored by Jameson’s, who offer a discount on their whiskey during performances.

Earlier Event: April 25
Open Mic w Craig Smith
Later Event: April 27
Frank and Jay