Day 1 New Album: Berry Hill, Nashville TN

Well ……today we find ourselves back in Nashville Tennessee.  This time we are very fortunate to be recording new Washboard Union tunes at the legendary RCA studio in Nashville.  We’re held up at an apartment which actually belongs to our new pals in the Road Hammers which Dunner had a chance to get to know this summer and do some motorcycle riding together.  Its a great little spot on the edge of the Wood Lawn Cemetary in Berry Hill, surrounded by some very famous studios.

Woodlawn Cemetary is the final resting place of some of the biggest names in Country Music’s rich history including: Johnny Paycheck, Marty Robbins,Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Reed, Red Sovine, Tammy Wynette and Porter Wagoner. You can’t help but feel like you are walking on hallowed ground once you cross through the gates.


Before heading to the studio for Day 1 we took a walk through Forest lawn to say hi and thanks to “the Possum” Mr. George Jones who we are huge fans of and who we spent the entire night before listening to on vinyl.  IMG_1541

As you can See George’s memorial stone reads ” He Stopped Loving Her today”. Robbie Robertson once said he was the” Ray Charles of Country Music”.  It was a pretty humbling experience

We have started our record with producer Trey Bruce and will try to keep you up to date as we go through it so you can be part of the action right along with us.   We are excite to share some new Washboard music with you soon

Washboard Joins Big Valley Jamboree

Washboard Union is proud this week to join the amazing lineup for Big Valley Jamboree this July:

CAMROSE, AB (January 13, 2015) – The Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta is getting closer every day, and we have a whole new batch of performers to announce to make that wait just a little bit easier. From kick-off to closing night, our schedule is shaping up quick.Making his BVJ debut, the first addition to our Thursday night RE/MAX Kick-Off Party line-up is one of the newest stars to the country scene, Dallas Smith—but this lone ranger is no stranger to the stage. Before his debut solo album in 2012, Dallas was lead singer to the group Default. Now he’s using his gritty, powerhouse voice for something a little more honky-tonk, but every bit as right for a party.With a long and storied history, the Grammy-winning The Del McCoury Band knows enough bluegrass between them to play through the whole long weekend, but they’ll be putting on their best in a single set when they hit the BVJ stage. Their wheels have been turning since 1967, and they’ve learned more than a few things along the way.Returning to the Big Valley Jamboree for the first time in almost 20 years, country legend Ian Tyson will be singing the stories of a true Canadian and a real cowboy. His long career as asolo artist and as half of the duo Ian & Sylvia landed him in the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989, and it’s bringing him back to the BVJ in 2015.

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The next addition is a seven-piece outlaw band that has spent the last four years touring extensively—so they know how to throw a hoedown. The Washboard Union will be taking the BVJ stage for the first time to share their energetic and down-to-earth style of contemporary bluegrass and country.

Coming together to form one of our best line-ups yet, the artists above will be joining RebaBrad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, and Corb Lund. or call 1-888-404-1234.

Washboard Ahoy!

Washboard Union had the opportunity to be part of the “Every Day Music Project” and recorded “Texas” in the galley of a boat called “Xtasea”.  I know..great name right…..(Insert jokes here). We have been hard at work on our new album and are really excited to play some new tunes for you.  We also have some great news to share with you very soon.  We hope you enjoy the video and thanks to our friend Rod Matheson for including us as day 974 of 1000 days of recording new music .

Alberta Bound

Calgary AB:  Its like Wyatt Earp said  “Washboard’s  Union comin and hells comin’ with em”……We will be joined in Calgary by the very talented Kent McAllister and the Iron Choir and Wine Soaked Preachers.  Hope to see all our local 403 and 780 Union members at the show!Calgary Poster

Washboard Union Head East to Open for Zac Brown Band


(Vancouver B.C.)  Vancouver’s The Washboard Union are no strangers to summer festivals and love nothing more hitting the road.  The band had planned to spend a few weeks in August back in Nashville finishing the writing of their second album.  That all changed when an opportunity came their way they simply couldn’t pass up, to play with the Zac Brown Band.  “Zac Brown Band is one of our favorites and we were thrilled to have been asked to appear with them at Prairie Jam in Winnipeg August 10th “ Aaron Grain (vocalist /guitarist)


Upcoming Washboard Union Shows:

July 26th                    Gone Country (w/ Chad Brownlee & Brett Kissel)

                                         Cloverdale BC: Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds   

August 6th                       GEM Theatre, Grand Forks B.C.

August 7th                 Golden B.C. Golden Taps

August 8th                 Calgary AB: Palomino

August 10th               Winnipeg MB: Prairie Jam W/ZAC BROWN 

August 12th               Calgary AB: Spaghetti Western Festival: FREE 

August 13th               Banff AB: Wild Bills

August 14th               Kelowna BC: Doc’s w/ Tiger Moon


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