WELCOME to BackPorch Banjo
Bluegrass Band

We are an active bluegrass
band hailing from
Parksville-Qualicum Beach.

We are the #1  bluegrass band
in Qualicum since 2014.

BackPorch Banjo came together
 from a desire for all of us
to play good bluegrass music.

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 BackPorch Banjo is an active traditional bluegrass band. 
If you  need to hire a good bluegrass band, we
are available for your Special event, party, 
festival, market, birthdays,  
Celebrations of Life and 
any and every occasion.

   Please contact:

  Linda Thorburn, Qualicum Beach    
250-240-8888 

                                                                                               or

                                                                    Ramona Ruf, Qualicum Beach  
                                                                                       250-752-1991

BACKPORCH BANJO GIGS for 2018

March 11 2018             Second Sunday  10:00-12:00
                                             Lighthouse Community Center
Bowser

                                                        July 19, 20, 21, 22     BeachFest 2018  2-4pm
                                                                                             Parksville Beach



  We welcome you to have a listen...   
 tunes from our previous line-up to the 
present are available here on the sound
files page. 

SOUND FILES ARE UPDATED 

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BACKPORCH BANJO BAND  BIO

BackPorch Banjo became an active bluegrass band in
 2010 at the SandBar Cafe one night in Qualicum Beach
  we noticed we all had the right instruments for a bluegrass band
 and we thought we sounded like one too.
Since that time, the band has continued play traditional
 bluegrass music and some old time fiddle tunes. 
 We intersperse those tunes with a little of this  & that,
 tunes we know and love, and continue the tradition
 of playing at markets, festivals, events, parties, etc, locally.  
  Since Linda is the only original band member
remaining, she has taught the others the most
 popular and well loved tunes of the earlier
 BackPorch Banjo years.

BackPorch Banjo members live on 
Vancouver Island, B. C.
and here's who we are:

 Luann Burton
                                                                                       Acoustic Bass 
                                                                                 Vocals & harmonies

Ramona Ruf
Rhythm guitar
 Lead vocals & harmonies

                                  Mimi Shell                                   
                                                                              Fiddle & Vocal  harmonies

                                                                                         Linda Thorburn
5 String banjo & harmonies

                                                                                       Joe Spinelli
Acoustic bass (spare)
Vocals 

The newer lineup of the band has spent the past two summers
 busy with gigs. during Beachfest this summer Luann joined the
 band as a spare bass player.  Since then we have had several
 requests to play as a 4 piece ladies band.  The group looks
 forward to playing lots in the future.  Hope to see you
 down the road next year....

BackPorch Banjo  Nov 10 2017