After crossing an ocean, leaving a hemisphere, and a long stint hitch hiking across the American Southwest, singer/guitarist Andrew Phelan made his way to Chicago with the looming need to cross into Canada for work. He had two flight choices—Montreal or Vancouver—and flying west was cheaper. Once there, he found a healthy contest in singer/banjo player Keenan Lawlor, who had been playing around Vancouver for the previous eight months. Keenan had moved across water to forge a new path, but in his case, it was the Georgia Strait instead of the Pacific Ocean. In the beginning the two butted heads, seeing in each other the greatest competition for the attention of an East Vancouver open mic audience. Competition turned to collaboration, busking, and living on scraps together to make their musical existence possible.
After several months as a duo, they recorded their debut eponymous twelve-track album. In the spring of 2012, the band emerged as a dynamic four-piece with the addition of drummer Cole George and bassist John Hayes to form The River and the Road.
A pair of tickets to Biltmore Cabaret’s St. Patrick’s Day party with River and the Road, Mike Edel, Greg Drummond, and Twin Bandit on March 17, 2014 at 8 p.m.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes March 16, 2014 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
What is the name of The River and the Road’s sophomore album? For a hint, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/459949017466424/