My guest this week on the podcast is Adrian Gross. Adrian Gross was born in Montreal, lives in Toronto, and has been playing music all his life. As one of Canada’s most sought-after mandolin players, he has developed a reputation for his inventive playing and unique voice on the instrument, always with one eye to the tradition and one looking forward. As a member of The Slocan Ramblers, Adrian has performed at music festivals across North America, from MerleFest to RockyGrass, has been nominated for a Juno and won IBMA and CFMA awards. Adrian keeps busy as a professor in the Music Department at Concordia University, and as the Canadian booking agent for The Slocan Ramblers and chamber-folk string quartet The Fretless. He spends his rare free time in town practicing on the banks of the river that flows across the street from his house. You can follow The Slocan Rambler’s at their website or on Facebook and Instagram. Keep up with Adrian at his website here!
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Song clips featured in this episode
“Streetcar Lullabye” by The Slocan Ramblers (Up the Hill and Through the Fog)
“Shelvin Rock” by Adeline (Adeline)
“I Don’t Know” by The Slocan Ramblers (Up the Hill and Through the Fog)
“Harefoot’s Retreat” by The Slocan Ramblers (Up the Hill and Through the Fog)
“A Mind with a Heart of It’s Own” by The Slocan Ramblers (Up the Hill and Through the Fog)
“Snow Owl” by The Slocan Ramblers (Up the Hill and Through the Fog)
“Turn of the Century” by David Grisman and Tony Rice (Tone Poems)
“Pink Flamingos” by Strength in Numbers (Same)
“Fiddler’s Dram / Whiskey Before”Blake and Rice (Same)
“New Brick Road’ Norman and Nancy Blake (Natasha’s Waltz)
“Be Proud of the Gray in Your Hair” Dave Evans (Classic Bluegrass)
“The First One to Love You” by The Louvin Brothers (My Baby’s Gone)