The Juno Award winning high energy Canadian folk band The McDades are the featured artists of this episode. This group from Alberta is made up of siblings Shannon Johnson (violin and vocals), Solon McDade (bass and vocals), and Jeremiah McDade (multi-instrumentalist and vocals). All three started playing music at an early age performing folk music with their parents Terry and Danielle McDade. Their early exposure to a broad range of musical genres is reflected in the band’s joyous excursions fusing Celtic roots with world music and jazz.
In July 2018 the McDades performed at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines, Alaska, where we recorded them.
The Mcdade trio is joined on stage by Andy Hillhouse (guitar) and Eric Breton (percussion).
A very big thanks to the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines for organizing this weekend of great entertainment. We also like to thank the fantastic crew with Southeast Alaska Sound from Juneau, for their professional expertise and hard work making every band sound good.