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August 8-21, 2022

Bestvater, Ward and Young

Bestvater, Ward and Young is a Newfoundland and Labrador-based trio that equally highlights the musicianship of each member.  Steeped in Bluegrass and Country musical traditions, but willing to try anything, this trio will move you with their soulful singing and get your toes tapping to their blazing tunes. 
 
Craig Young was a toddler gripping the leg of the kitchen table, enthralled as he listened to his father’s heartfelt strumming and singing. Craig’s first memory is falling in love with the guitar. By ten years old Craig was entertaining others in his hometown on the South West coast of Newfoundland. His passions for the guitar led him away from the ocean to the mainland for a life of music. Craig’s rich baritone voice compliments his dynamic playing style as he weaves stories through the blues of vast oceans and skies. Bluegrass and country folk music from the heart is his passion.
 
Carole Bestvater is a freestyle fiddle player/violinist based in St. John’s, NL, Canada. She is at her happiest when playing and singing a wide diversity of different music, and is equally at home performing a variety of different folk and classical genres. Carole is an in-demand session player, performer, and music educator, always striving to share her joy of music making with those around her.
 
Josh Ward likes playing songs with his friends. Raised by a musical family He would ultimately decide to pursue performance as a career. With a degree in Music from Memorial University in St. John’s, he toured the globe for a decade with the band Hey Rosetta! The consummate bass player, he is a master of countless different musical styles. From the barn dance, to the concert hall, and anything in between, you can always find him on a stage and with a smile on his face.

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