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CR5 Bluegrass Band Live at The Cove

April 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


On Sunday April 24th, 2022 from 1-4pm, stop by The Cove Inn to hear live music from the CR5 Bluegrass Band.

CR5 Bluegrass is an award winning contemporary 5-piece bluegrass band originally from in and around McIntosh Mills which is located approx. half way between Mallorytown and Athens, right on County Road 5, hence the name. You never know what you’ll hear from this group. From blues to old country to pop to traditional bluegrass, this group’s unique “bluegrassified” sound is what makes CR5 Bluegrass a fan favorite at many musical venues throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. In 2018 they were voted Most Promising Group at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards and have also received nominations for Gospel Group Of the Year in 2018 and again in 2019 as well as a Recording Of the Year nomination in 2016. They were nominated for induction into The Brockville & Area Performing Arts Hall Of Fame in 2017.

The current group consists of the husband and wife duo of Dan & Christine Potter, both of whom contribute vocally with Christine on the 5 string banjo and Dan on the mandolin. Dan is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and composes the bulk of our original material. They are currently residing in Lyndhurst ON. Ottawa native Jim Bossert holds down the bottom end on the upright bass fiddle with Marc Rochon, a Carleton Place native, playing lead and rythmn guitar and contributing vocally, and 5-time Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards “Fiddle Player Of the Year” Joe White rounding out the group.

In addition to performing, CR5 founded and hosts the Eastern Ontario Bluegrass Festival at the Lombardy Fairground each year over the Victoria Day May long weekend, The Kingston & area Winter Concert Series in Seeley’s Bay with concerts in March & April and The Jonas Street Music Festival which has become an integral part of the local fall fair, Lyndhurst Turkey Fair, every year on the third Saturday in September.

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Seamus Cowan
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The Cove Inn
2 Bedford St
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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(613) 273-3636
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