Spinney Brothers: 2015 Spring Concert


Nominated as IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year: 2013


Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

C & L Restorations

Gale & Howard Foster
Lynn & Steve Lipton
Jim & Debi Tyger

From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Spinney Brothers are comprised of Allan Spinney , Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Terry Poirier.

Brothers Allan and Rick debuted their band in 1992, showcasing a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for it’s energetic and distinctive sound.

Glen Herbert wrote a review about the Spinney Brothers CD not too long ago and it’s well worth reading again. Here’s a piece of it:

The Spinney’s are bluegrass, through and through, almost to their detriment. And that’s what makes them so great. The know that they are at their peak, and have been for some time, and yet they keep going simply because they can’t stop. Rick Spinney has said that they first came across bluegrass when logging with their father in rural British Columbia and the only tapes he had in the cab of the truck were by Flatt and Scruggs. “You may not know it at the time,” says Rick, “but that music really sticks with you.” Clearly, it really does.

The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavoured bluegrass music. The first generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet their music is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, which draws from various sources, the Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present.

The Spinney Brothers believe in freshness and excitement of traditional bluegrass music. Brother duet singing, backed by supportive and complimentary instrumentation, is the foundation of their tasteful and recognizable sound. Give a listen, and you are sure to be entertained.


The Spinney Brothers are proud to announce they have been nominated for 2 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards: Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Grandpa’s Way of Life,” written by Mark “Brink” Brinkman. “Grandpa’s Way of Life” is from the band’s current Mountain Fever Records CD, No Borders and reached #1 in February on Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Survey Top 30 Songs chart! In addition to being nominees, The Spinney Brothers have been invited to perform during the awards show in celebration of their nominations and the induction of fellow Nova Scotian, Neil Rosenburg into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The IBMA Awards will take place on Thursday, October 2nd in Raleigh, NC as part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Conference and Festival. For more information, please visit www.IBMA.org

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