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Trout Lily Live at the Mule Spinner

February 3 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Mule Spinner is a beautiful and intimate music and entertainment venue at the Cotton Factory. They will be hosting Trout Lily's first ticketed show as a five-piece. Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm.

Trout Lily started life as an acoustic guitar duo in late 2016. Joan switched to banjo a few months later, started writing songs, and the band took on a washboard player. With those changes, the Trout Lily sound began to develop into what it is today; a little bit jug band and a little bit roots. Add in a hint of klezmer, a shot of swing, a swarm of old school naughty jazz .. and a whole pack of quirk. Thrown in some old-timey steampunk fashions, and six years later.. here we are.

Joan Krygsman (vocals, banjo, songwriting)
Growing up with a background in classical voice and piano, Joan picked up a banjo a few years ago and never looked back. She loves writing and performing stomping, bouncy music full of dirty lyrics, double entendres, life and heart.

Bob Swyers (standup bass)
Bob is a long-time mainstay in the Norfolk County music scene. He’s been playing a standard bass for a very long time, and kindly agreed to take on the monumental task of playing (and lugging around) a massive stand-up bass for Trout Lily. That thing is a logistical nightmare, but it is a vital and beautiful part of the Trout Lily look and sound, and we could not be more grateful.

Michelle Swyers (percussion, vocals)
Michelle picked up a washboard when Trout Lily's previous washboard player moved on. She turned out to be a complete natural - with an absolutely beautiful voice to boot. Her burgeoning percussion kit is a force of nature, and her harmonies are everything (and more) we ever dreamed they would be when the songs were first written. And her kick drum is the heartbeat that holds this entire dog and pony show together.

Eric Brousseau (guitar, vocals)
Eric is a hugely versatile instrumentalist with a focus on traditional bluegrass, and an expert ear for harmony and rhythm. This engaging, in-demand live and session player has effortlessly moved Trout Lily’s sound into the big leagues.

Mark Volkov (fiddle, sax, flute)
Mark has played the violin since childhood, and took up the flute and saxophone while still in highschool. He’s played with orchestras and toured extensively with big bands. Mark's multi-instrumental expertise has added exactly the colour, energy and range of sound the Trout Lily songs needed.


February 3
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Mule Spinner
11 Lansdowne Avenue
Hamilton, L8L6N3
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(519) 774-1218
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Wheelchair accessible, Gender-neutral washrooms
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