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Steel Rail is "a national treasure." That's how one veteran Canadian music critic described the striking original material and fresh acoustic sound of Tod Gorr, Ellen Shizgal and Dave Clarke.

Singer Gorr, bassist Shizgal and guitarist Clarke first bumped into each other in the tight-knit country music scene in Montreal back in the 1990s. When they began playing Bill Monroe tunes, the musical chemistry was obvious in the tight three-part harmonies. But it wasn't until all three members of the band started writing that the Steel Rail sound was born. After three well-received albums and gigs throughout Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern U.S., Steel Rail went into hibernation in 2005 when guitarist Clarke headed to the West Coast. When he moved back in 2014, it was clear that the musical magic was still there.  

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