Comprised of three guys in their 50s who have made playing music a significant part of their lives, Meridian Line is a lesson in musical juxtaposition. On one hand, the trio freshly reinterprets songs from the very broad genre of folk music, created by artists such as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and John Prine. On the other hand, Meridian Line 'twists' familiar pop, folk, and rock songs from the last few decades into memorable interpretations. These deformed-yet-delicious songs are from musical artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Britney Spears. (Yes, Britney Spears!) The trio's "boomer-folk" style is simply like no other.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 100 minutes
What to Expect
Humour. Decent musicianship. Three-part harmonies. Tunes familiar to anyone between the ages of 20 and 90.
We can be a frontline stage show, or wallpaper music in the background of your event.
Formed in 2011 and based in the Edmonton area, the trio has elbowed its way onto stages at B-grade music festivals, out-of-the-way coffee shops, and the occasional benefit gig. Comprised of Rick Diesbourg (guitar), Rik Cormier (bass), and Ian Bowden (mandola, banjitar, and octave mandolin) the band's unique instrumentation and harmony vocals from all three members leaves a lasting impression on all of its audience members, some of which inevitably require post-performance therapy.
Meridian Line's primary raison d'ê·tre - other than to entertain its audiences and have some fun doing so - is to 'twist' familiar pop, folk, and rock songs from the last half century into memorable and one-of-a-kind interpretations. The trio's "boomer-folk" style is like no other and sets include familiar standard folk, country, and bluegrass tunes together with deformed-yet-delicious songs from musical artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and Britney Spears. (Yes, Britney Spears!)
Additional Booking Notes
We can perform acoustically, bring our own PA system, or use yours.
We can stand on a stage, around your campfire, on your deck, on the back of a wagon - just about anywhere!
We have our repertoire posted on our website: (link hidden)
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Prine, most any pop/rock/folk/country group from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
We can perform acoustically, bring our own PA system, or work with yours.
174 miles from Edmonton
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