The Boxcar Boys
The Boxcar Boys deliver a veritable gumbo of wild gypsy, Dixieland jazz, Klezmer, and original folk music performed with a good time New Orleans spirit. They are the combined forces of clarinetist and tunesmith John David Williams (Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything, The Roofhoppers, Lemon Bucket Orkestra), jazz master Karl Silveira on trombone (The Lemon Bucket Orkestra), violin whiz Laura C. Bates (Trent Severn, Del Bel) soulful accordionist Ronen Segall and JUNO nominee Rob Teehan (Heavyweights Brass Band, Saidah Baba Talibah, Lemon Bucket Orkestra) on sousaphone.
The boys (and girl) first set out to hone their sound by busking at St. Lawrence Market in Toronto. Now they have caught the ears of fans and critics across the country. This past fall the band released their second full-length album Rye Whiskey after a busy summer of jazz and folk festival performances. Rye Whiskeycaptures The Boxcar Boys at their finest, musicians with appreciation for old jazz and folk music who have created a sound that is undoubtedly their own.