March 5, 2022

Festival de la Voix show in Hudson April 3

We're delighted to announce that we'll be performing as part of the Festival de la Voix in Hudson on April 3. 

The 3 p.m. concert is part of the ninth edition…

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January 14, 2022

Steel Rail on Freewheeling Folk

What a nice way to start a new year. Venerable folk DJ Jim Marino is featuring Steel Rail and Dave Clarke on his Jan. 15 Freewheeling Folk Show at 93.3 CFMU in Hamilton, Ontario.


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October 18, 2021

CFMA nomination for Dave! 

We're delighted to announce that Dave is one of five nominees in the solo instrumental category at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. 

Dave joins Olivier Demers, Maneli Jamal, Adam Young and Cédric Dind-Lavoie in…

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June 21, 2021

Our new single is out!

We're pleased to report that we are releasing Kate's Song from our latest album as a single this week.

The song, written by Ellen, celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit -- something that seems…

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February 16, 2021

International recognition for Dave's guitar music 

Great news -- Dave's instrumental A Thousand Days Like This was a winner at the U.S.-based International Acoustic Music Awards, announced Feb. 12.  

The song, one of 12 on Dave's new album The Healing…

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January 17, 2021

Critics name Coming Home one of top 2020 albums

Thanks to the Canadian folk Bible Penguin Eggs and to the musical experts who take part every year voting in the magazine's annual top albums of the year list.

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December 27, 2020

RIP Tony Rice

Tony Rice, who defined modern bluegrass guitar, died Dec. 25. He was 69.

He influenced every acoustic picker we know, including Dave, who remembers having his mind blown hearing Tony gambol through a short, sweet solo on…

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December 15, 2020

Coming Home one of top 10 folk albums of the year

What a nice way to wind down the year! 

Influential folk DJ Mike Regenstreif has picked Steel Rail's new album Coming Home one of the top folk albums of…

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December 6, 2020

New Dave Clarke instrumental album has arrived!

Dave's long-awaited CD of guitar instrumentals has finally arrived. 

The Healing Garden features 12 tunes that evoke his nine-year sojourn in Western Canada and his close encounter with cancer when he…

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December 2, 2020

Coming Home producers nominated for folk music award

Dave Clarke and Bill Garrett have been nominated in the producer of the year category for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Dave and Bill were singled out for their work…

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October 24, 2020


A profile by our friends at Penguin Eggs

Thanks to Roddy Campbell, publisher of the Canadian folk Bible Penguin Eggs, and one of our favourite writers, Patrick Langston, for a profile of the band in the magazine's Autumn 2020 edition. 

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September 27, 2020

Beautiful day, beautiful festival

Thanks to everyone who came out on a balmy fall day to see us perform at the Hudson Music Festival in Hudson, Que., on Sunday afternoon.

There were lots of mask-wearing friends old and new at…

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