About THe BOMbadils
Canadian Folk Music Award nominees The Bombadils are Luke Fraser and Sarah Frank, a vibrant husband and wife duo playing traditional and original tunes with front porch style and classical grace. Drawing from Canadian, American, and Celtic folk traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin, and home-grown east coast vocals with harmony with Sarah's sweet but powerful singing, lyrical fiddle playing, and claw-hammer banjo.
The Bombadils met in 2009 while training classically at McGill University in Montreal, QC, initially performing as an Irish pub band as a fun way to break up their studies. They released their first album, "Fill Your Boots!" (2012) and in the years to follow, went on tour throughout Canada, and internationally. In 2015 they released their second album, "Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet," quickly followed by "New Shoes" in 2016 which was nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards and won Folk Music Ontario's Album of the Year award.
Awards and Nominations:
Canadian Songwriting Competition, Live Recording (Finalists – 2018)
Folk Music Ontario, Recording Artist of the Year (Winners – 2017)
Canadian Folk Music Awards, Vocal Group of the Year (Nominees – 2017)
Canadian Folk Music Awards, Emerging Artist of the Year (Nominees – 2017)
“folk tunes done with musical adventure and sophistication ”