Black Spruce Bog is a five-piece northern BC band based out of Prince George. Known for their rowdy live performances, Black Spruce Bog brings high-energy and a dance-worthy ruckus to every stage they play, large or small. Comprised of members influenced by different genres (jazz, metal, punk, folk), this roots-rock-revival-BC-Canadiana band often surprises crowds with its musical versatility and diversity. Fiercely in love with the land they call home, Black Spruce Bog’s first album, “Confluence”, is a colourful tribute to the north country and the people who live there.
Black Spruce Bog has been playing together since the fall of 2013. Though they are a relatively new band on the scene, a dedicated fan base and sold-out shows across the region helped earn them a mainstage slot at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, including a performance of their song “Tete Jaune Road” at the opening ceremonies. After a full festival season this summer, the band has plans to release a slew of new material, with hopes of touring across western Canada in the summer of 2016.
As they continue to grow, collaborate, and cultivate their unique sound, don’t be surprised if Black Spruce Bog becomes a go-to on your playlist. Because even though they are great performers, songwriters, and musicians, at the end of the day – be it in an old barn, a town hall, or a sweaty, crowded pub – Black Spruce Bog just loves to make you dance.[su_quote cite=” Frank Peebles, Prince George Citizen”]“It’s rarely the case anywhere in Canada that a rootsy folk bluegrass band sets the local market on fire, but Black Spruce Bog has been burning.”[/su_quote]
[su_quote cite=”Sue Judge, Coldsnap Music Festival”]”Black Spruce Bog has grown into one of Northern BC’s most sought-after, alt-folk, high-energy, solid-songwriting, dance-your-buns-off, have-a-great-time-with, party band! Always look forward to seeing (and hearing) them again.”[/su_quote]
Spencer Hammond – bass, vocals
Danny Bell – drums
Amy Blanding – mandolin, vocals, trumpet, harmonica
Jeremy Pahl – banjo, vocals, guitar
Eric Wynleau – guitar, vocals, piano, harmonica
*All italicized text is Black Spruce Bog song lyrics