The Boxcar Boys have been creating unique original music, weaving together their take on folk songs, klezmer, and traditional jazz, since 2010. They’ve released 3 albums, their debut “Don’t Be Blue”, Canadian Folk Music Award nominated “Rye Whiskey”, and acclaimed 3rd album “Cicada Ball”. Their diverse and innovative sound and celebratory performances have brought the band to a wide variety of venues and festivals including The WayHome Festival, The Toronto Jazz Festival, The Deep Roots Festival, Blissfest, The Blue Skies Folk Festival and The Ashkenaz Klezmer Festival.
“Fantastic players, with fantastic presence. Their spontaneous after-hours street performance at our 2012 festival was one of those magical festival moments, and has set a precedent for future festivals.” – Northern Lights Festival Boréal
“Delightful stuff!” - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales
“Cicada Ball absolutely flies from the first moment… Breathtakingly jaunty… a palpable love of the music” - Songlines Magazine
“It’s the little idiosyncrasies that each member brings through their playing that define The Boxcar Boys’ raw sound.” - Toronto Jazz Festival
“While each member of the band is a virtuoso in his or her own right, it is the groove, dedication to the tunes, group synergy… that sets them apart.” - Canadian Folk Music
“Reverent traditionalists [that] offer simple pleasures with excellent execution” – Kitchener Record
”21st-century eclectics, mixing Roma, roots and plain-old rambunctious whimsy… [The Boxcar Boys] are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.” - Toronto Star