Based in Victoria, the Sweet Lowdown are composed of Amanda Blied (guitar), Shanti Bremer (banjo) and Mirian Sonstenes (fiddle). As you can probably guess from their instruments, their passion as musicians is for old-time folk and bluegrass music.
They’ve got a couple of albums to their credit, and have garnered some nomination nods for various awards including Vocal Group of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards. I’m not sure of the exact release date, but I believe a third album is in the works. And Wednesday Sept. 17 the group is in town to play a show presented by Grassroots Regina.
The gig’s at the SCES Club, and doors are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. To give you a sense of what to expect, there’s video from 2013 of the Sweet Lowdown performing an instrumental tune: