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The Washboard Union

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March 12, 2019 at 8:58 am - Home, Canadian Coast to Coast
By Cal Gratton

Canadian Coast To Coast is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.

My Special Guest is Chris Duncombe of The Washboard Union.

15X Country Music Award winners The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands in Country music . Led by step-brothers Aaron Grain, & Chris Duncombe and their best friend David Roberts the Washboard Union share an innate love for the art of songwriting and storytelling that has resonated with audiences from North America to Europe.

Having grown up in Kelowna, Duncombe & Grain eventually packed up and headed off to to Vancouver where they moved in to a 1920’s Tudor-style mansion. By coincidence Roberts was himself renting in the same mansion and it was here where all three began writing and singing together. These early sessions were the bones of what would eventually become The Washboard Union. Roberts would reminisce, “it was like living in a garden gone to seed.” Grain provided guitar and vocals and Duncombe added his own voice and a banjo. Roberts, a singer and multi-instrumentalist with harmonica, guitar, mandolin and, of course, the washboard in his arsenal, became the team’s secret weapon.

The Washboard Union 1pm MT on XM105fm.

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