And to listen to Heart of the Old West - http://thebitterweeddraw.bandcamp.com
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 Western Canada. With their new album hitting community and college radio waves with a bang, The Bitterweed Draw is looking forward to making many new friends while touring across Canada in spring 2012.
“Their undeniable chemistry in this energetic bluegrass/honky-tonk act is infectious to the point of destruction.” -Sarah Kitteringham, BeatRoute Magazine
“This band sounds like they’re on a raft heading straight down the Mississippi!” -Mike Tod, CJSW Radio
"The Bitterweed Draw, local country, fire-starting outlaws, had had their party spill out onto the streets. They didn't plan it that way, but the bar could not long contain their raucous set inside their own walls, so the Bitterweed Draw took it to the streets, to the people." -Graham Mackenzi, BeatRoute Magazine