In the vibrant tapestry of Canadian music, the Dust Rhinos stand as a spirited testament to the infectious allure of Celtic folk rock. Hailing from the musical heartland of Winnipeg, Manitoba, this quintet has been carving its sonic path for an impressive three decades.
Founded on a shared love for the spirited traditions of Celtic melodies, the Dust Rhinos have become synonymous with electrifying performances that transcend generations. Blair McEvoy, the driving force behind the band, weaves a musical spell with his powerful vocals and percussive guitar playing and masterful story telling. His charismatic stage presence sets the tone for a Dust Rhinos experience—a journey into the heart of lively, foot-stomping rhythms and soul-stirring melodies.
Dan Cannon, the rhythmic anchor on bass, provides the heartbeat that propels the Dust Rhinos’ distinctive sound. The every steady Darren Wittmann on drums, brings a dynamic flair to the Dust Rhinos’ sound, ensuring that every performance is a dynamic and unforgettable experience.
Ryan Spraklin, a master of mandolin, injects a rich tapestry of strings into the ensemble, elevating the band’s sonic palette to new heights.and Ivanka Watkin, a spellbinding fiddler, contribute a melodic enchantment that defines the Dust Rhinos’ distinct sound. Their harmonious interplay creates a rich, textured atmosphere that captivates listeners and transports them to the heart of Celtic revelry.
Having recently marked their three-decade milestone, the Dust Rhinos proudly unveil their tenth studio album, “Ring the Bell.” This record not only showcases the band’s enduring commitment to their craft but also represents a musical evolution that keeps their sound fresh and vibrant.
The Dust Rhinos invite music enthusiasts to join them on this journey—a celebration of thirty years of passion, resilience, and the magnetic charm of Celtic and folk-infused rock. As they continue to enthrall audiences across the nation, the Dust Rhinos stand as a testament to the enduring power of music that transcends time and leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of those who lend their ears to the magical sounds of this seasoned Canadian band.