Emerging onto the Western Canadian music scene in 2011, The Bitterweed Draw’s high energy performances have ignited crowds everywhere from large festival stages, to crowded bars, local markets, private functions, on-air radio, and whiskey swiggin’ sunrises aplenty. This six-piece honky-tonk outfit combines olde-tyme and bluegrass sensibilities with an edge of rock and roll swagger. Featuring musical medleys of electric guitar, lap steel, banjo, fiddle, infectious four-part vocal harmonies, and rhythm that keeps their audience moving all night long, this band is sure to light the barn on fire!

The Bitterweed Draw released their debut LP, Heart of the Old West, on March 9th 2012 to a sold-out crowd in Calgary, AB. With the lineup growing outside the venue and the realization that many fans would not be able to get in, the band took the concert outside. The energy in the air was so strong that the crowd grew to hundreds, while passers-by and even police officers lent their clapping hands and stomping feet to the night of song. This instant connection with fans has kept The Bitterweed Draw growing strong across Canada. With a recent cross Canada tour and over 80 performances since their debut release, The Bitterweed Draw’s live energetic performances has captured the hearts of new and old fans alike.

Mike Corbiell

Banjo, Vocals

Freddy Knuckles

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Brian Maud / Keith Rodger

Double Bass, Vocals

Wayne Garrett

Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, Harmonica, Vocals, etc.

Cathy Billington

Fiddle, Vocals

Holly Magnus

Drums, Vocals