.......... is a dynamic group of award winning musicians whose soulful harmonies and distinctive, hard driving delivery of traditional and original material has captivated audiences through out  North America and beyond. Considered by many as Canada's Ambassadors for Bluegrass music, they have won over the hearts and minds of many an audience south of their border, as well as being a major force in the Canadian concert and festival circuit. They have been featured on the American music special "Song  of the Mountains", being aired on public television through out the US and bringing even more attention to the quality of Bluegrass being offered north of the border.Hard Ryde can also be seen on NBC's series "Covert Affairs" although recorded last year it is still being seen on episode repeats. Hard Ryde's stellar musicianship and strong songwriting abilities have made them a fan favorite where ever they perform

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Exciting times! 

We just got back from attending the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards! Rich Koop took home the honor of Bass Player of the Year ! Melissa Sherman won again for Composer of the Year! Will Meadows has been inducted into the Honor Roll for Mandolin and is now off to a new adventure! BANJO! Pictures and videos are posted on our Facebook for you to see! Stay tuned this week for more exciting news!

What A Year! 

We are winding down and busy working on some new music and some major changes! Change is good right? We have some exciting news that is just not ready to share quite yet! But standby! Thanks for all that supported us in 2014 ! We have quite a schedule already for 2015 and will post that shortly! 


We all want to wish Marc and Phaedra a beautiful journey as they walk hand and hand as man and wife! The wedding was beautiful and over flowing with Love!


We are "Over the Moon" Phaedra and Marc are getting married! He even got on his knee!  He is quickly approaching 11 months sober and Life is Good for Marc Roy! Join us in wishing Marc the best in this next step of life!

An update from Marc Roy! 

Way too much to say!!! Thanks everyone for being so great and patient during my time of recovery. I'm coming up to 8 months without a drop of alcohol and I feel okay, happy and great full. A new life to be proud of and you all will see and hear that for yourselves very soon! I thank and love youall for not giving up on me, and I'll keep pickin' or practicing until I see you next. Your friend, Marc Roy 

PS I now have internet at home and will be more in touch. Skype lessons anyone?


A Message from Marc Roy 

Many of you have asked us where Marc has been. Marc wants you all to know he is well on his way to "getting healthy". Marc has confronted his alcohol addiction and is on the road to recovery. He is taking the time he needs to continue on this journey and will be back as soon as he feels strong enough. We encourage you to drop him a line through his website www.marcroy.ca . We are proud of you Marc !

2013 Awards! 

We had an incredible time at The Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards this past weekend. We congratulate all the winners! But for us, we are proud to announce we recieved awards for the following:  Luke- Banjo player of the year, Will- Mandolin Player of the year and Melissa- Composer of the year! The one I can truely say was the most emotional was sharing in the win for "A Part of Me" as recording of the year. Carol graciously took the stage, joined by everyone who had a part in it. We were greeted with a standing ovation and lots of tears! This project has changed who we are as a band. Thank you Carol for including us on your journey!

CCBA Nominations! 

The CCBA Award Nominations are out! We are nominated for the following categories! Rich Koop-Bass Player, Will Meadows-Mandolin Player, Shawn Kellett-FIddle Player,Luke Puckrin- Banjo Player, Melissa Sherman- Composer and our project we did with Carol Simpson " A Part of Me" is up for recording of the year! Thanks to all our peers who nominated us!
 We are truely honored and Blessed!