The Fretless “Live from the Artfarm” wins Canadian Folk Music Award for Instrumental Group of the Year!

I am super proud to have been a part of this project (okay, it was my idea). Using just 3 microphones and a tape machine, live with 40 or so of our neighbors in attendance, the album documents a special moment for all of us in attendance. Beautiful day, people and music.

The award is certainly well-deserved recognition for this amazing quartet. This is their 4th release and they are running out of room for awards on their walls. Every album to date has won them awards.

Add this to:

2017 Juno “Instrumental Album of the Year” for Birds Nest

2014 CFMA Ensemble of the Year, WCMA Instrumental Album of the Year for The Fretless

2012 CFMA Ensemble of the Year, CFMA Instrumental Group otY, WCMA Instrumental Album otY for Waterbound

Love the artwork – I didn’t have anything to do with it  😉

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Bryce Goggin brings David Roush and friends to the Artfarm

We recently had the most musicians in the room yet. I believe there were 16 players plus a few of us engineers working the session. The music was a joyous explosion of hope with some darker existential themes woven in. Amazing musicians all.

Bryce, who has worked with Apples in Stereo, Phish, Sean Lennon, The Ramones…, walked in the room, heard one crack of the snare and said, “Great room”. Can’t ask for a better review!


David Roush Composer
Lee Meadvin Guitar
Tristan KastenKrause Bass
Sara Lin Yoder Soprano
Chelsea Feltman Soprano
Brendon Randall-Myers Guitar
Henry Vaughn Drums
Kirt Wiley Percussion
Felix Jarrar Piano
Jackie Traish Flute/Soprano
Megan Atchley Violin
Uran Kamfer Saxaphone
Marilu Donovan Harp Cello
Jonathan Greene Clarinet