Learn the lowdown from these sweet ladies at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Oct. 25.
The Sweet Lowdown is an acoustic roots trio from Victoria, drawn together by mutual passion for old-time groove, hard driving bluegrass, sweet harmonies and well-wrought songs. Originally conceived as a duo in 2008 by Amanda Blied and Shanti Bremer, the band blends original song-writing with old-time roots music to create a sound that is unique and timeless.
Bremer grew up in Washington and began learning bluegrass banjo at the age of 11. After moving to Victoria she continued to refine her sound, and also discovered, and became smitten with, clawhammer banjo.
Blied, a Victoria native, fell in love with old time music in 2000 after hearing the recordings of Doc Watson and Crarence Ashley. She has since traveled throughout North America tracing the roots of the music she loves.
The third member of the Sweet Lowdown, Miriam Sonstenes, was originally from Germany, and came to Canada at the age of nine. She is a classically-trained violinist turned fiddler. She plays with several other acts, and is also a sought after fiddle teacher.
In the past year and a half, the trio has travelled around the country to share their music and teach their craft, from as far afield as Haida Gwaii (Edge of the World music festival) to Nova Scotia and northern Saskatchewan.
The show starts at 9 p.m. To hear more about the Sweet Lowdown, go to thesweetlowdown.ca.