2016 sure was a hell of a year for Vancouver’s The Washboard Union. Over the course of the past 12 months, the band became a fan favourite at Country Music Festivals coast to coast, playing dates with the Zac Brown Band and touring Western Canada with Dwight Yoakum. In September, The Washboard Union won their first two Canadian Country Music Awards for Roots Artist of the Year and Rising Star and then three more awards from the British Columbia Country Music Association for Group Duo of the Year, Roots Canadiana of the Year and Songwriter of the Year (“Maybe It’s The Moonshine”). To top it all off, Mediabase, the service the calculates radio play across North America, has reported that The Washboard Union single, “Maybe It’s the Moonshine” (which hit the Top 10) was the sixth most played Canadian track at Country Radio in Canada this year.
Watch “Maybe It’s the Moonshine” video HERE.
The Washboard Union is led by Aaron Grain, & Chris Duncombe and their best friend David Roberts. The three share an unconscious soundtrack and unbridled love for the art of songwriting and storytelling that has resonated with audiences all across North America. Friends seemingly forever, the music they make and their lively performances have set them apart as one of the most unique talents in country music today.
The band’s major label debut, In My Bones was produced by West Tennessean Trey Bruce (Faith Hill, Randy Travis, and Diamond Rio) and includes the aforementioned “Maybe It’s the Moonshine” as well as the follow-up Top 5 Country Radio hit “Shot Of Glory.” The group’s newest single, “Head Over Heels” was the #2 Most Added track at Country radio this week. The Washboard Union has begun woodshedding new material slated for their next album.