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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September 16, 2020

Come see us at the Hudson Music Festival Sept. 27

We're delighted to say we will be performing in Hudson, QC, on Sunday, Sept. 27 as part of the Hudson Music Festival!

The show is between 3 and 5 p.m…

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July 4, 2020

Canadian Spaces radio program features Steel Rail

Chris White is a pillar of the Canadian folk scene -- a former festival organizer, manager and folk DJ who has been a friend of Steel Rail and hundreds of Canadian musicians for…

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July 2, 2020

Coming Home featured on Sounds Atlantic podcast and Back 40 radio

The summer is off to a good start!

Starting at 12:01 am on Friday, July 3, Ron Moores' Sounds Atlantic podcast featuring Steel Rail will be available.

The podcast…

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June 28, 2020

Getting the word out Off Island

Thanks to Briana Doyle, who wrote about us and other local musicians finding ways to get their music out during the pandemic. The article appeared in The 1019 Report, a new print-only newspaper distributed…

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June 16, 2020

Folk DJs: a band's best friend

We're delighted to see that folk DJs are starting to add songs from the new Steel Rail album to their playlists. Here are some DJs and programs that are now playing songs from Coming…

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