Tim and the Glory Boys make their return to Barrie and can’t wait to get hit the stage on April 28.
The Canadian bluegrass band has been described as a trio of Lord lovin’ hillbillies out of Abbotsford, B.C., with great facial hair and an amazing on-stage presence.
Lead singer Tim Neufeld has toured the world and won multiple Juno, Dove and Covenant awards, but is very happy where he is right now with the Glory Boys.
“We’ve been going now for about six years and we are having the time of our lives,” said Neufield. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously on stage and I humbly say that people have a great time at our shows."
The band’s first album, The Joy, was released in 2014 and saw them earn a Juno nomination for gospel album of the year, but their next album, Hootenanny!, was released in 2016 and won the 2017 Juno award for contemporary Christian/gospel album of the year and featured the popular track Overhead Projector.
To date, the group have sold over 35,000 records and their songs have been streamed over 6.5 million times.
The band will start an Ontario tour on April 25 that will bring them to Barrie on Sunday, April 28 when they perform at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 374 Salem Rd.
Neufield loves being home, but is anxious to get out on the road and perform.
“Home is great and is the best place to be, but when you know you’re going out for a tour you want to get out there and show an audience a great time,” said Neufield.
“Bluegrass and gospel touring is a little different than the average music tour, it’s kind of a wholesome rock 'n' roll tour," he said. "We’ve been to Barrie before and I remember it being a great town for playing in. That’s all we can ask for. We’ll bring the energy and hopefully the crowd responds.”
Neufield knows people who may be new to the band’s music could be hesitant to come see them, but insists they will not be disappointed.
“There will be some original tunes, for sure, and I am totally confident that folks will love what they hear and will be getting right into it,” said Neufield. “But we also play a little Johnny Cash and Hank Williams just to mix it up.”
The Buffalo Roadshow is the band’s most recent album release they will also be releasing two country singles in the coming months as well as a country EP in the spring/summer of 2019.
Tickets for the April 28 show are available here.