Songwriters Murray Boal and Bob Campbell have once again joined forces as the Wingdamramblers. The album, their second, is a mixture of Murray’s rural storytelling songs and Bob’s heartfelt, sometimes humorous songs. Like the first album, SHED has a contemporary folk sound, but with a bit more of an acoustic feel, featuring lots of mandolin and banjo.
This collection of songs is mostly drawn from Murray and Bob’s past, titles: like Murray’s Company Town (as relevant as ever); Horselogger’s Waltz; Bob’s ode to the Penny; and the crowd pleasing dogsh#*season.
Listen to some song clips at www.murrayboal.com.
Bob and Murray are both long-time Cariboo residents. Bob now lives in historic Wells and Murray at Dragon Mountain Farm in the Quesnel River Valley. Many of their songs are inspired by life here in the colourful Cariboo.
Murray and Bob have been collaborating musically for many years. They met in the early 1980’s and over the next wild and crazy 10 years played together in a variety of country-rock-dance bands. There was hardly a bar, community hall, banquet room, or legion in the Cariboo where they did not perform.
In the 1990’s Murray began pursuing his own musical career (as well as co-operating Dragon Mt. Farm.) He released three CDs of his storytelling songs, two solo and one with his trusty band mates the Cultivators. Murray’s music has been featured regularly on CBC radio as well as receiving folk/roots radio airplay around the world.
In the early 1990s, Bob moved to Vancouver Island, working as a cook and music teacher. Bob began focusing more on his own song writing and became a regular on the Vancouver Island folk music scene. Bob released his first CD in 2004. His eclectic songs have also received CBC and folk/roots radio airplay.
Bob relocated back to Wells in 2007 and Bob and Murray rekindled there musical relationship – the Wingdamramblers were born. They released their first album together in 2009.
CD’s are available at Green Tree Health and Wellness, on Reid St. in downtown Quesnel or Island Mountain Arts Gallery in Wells. For mail order info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.