The international folk group known as Folk Road Show is anything but a conventional band. Consisting of Dominique Fricot (CAN), Benjamin James Caldwell (AUS), O.J. Caarls (NL), Nick Petrowich (CAN) and Pieter van Vliet (NL) they toured both Canada and Europe extensively from their inception in 2014. With a sound that ranges from folky americana to indie-pop – taking the canvas of The Band and CSNY and painting it with the youthful spirit of Fleet Foxes and Beirut – the five have the ability to transform large clubs into intimate venues and make a living room feel like Carnegie Hall. All bandmembers share songwriting duties; constantly switch between instruments and joining together for five-part harmonies. Folk Road Show offer a dynamic show, from a capella intermezzos to full-band rock.
In just under three years, the band has toured Canada and Europe seven times, playing over 300 shows at venues and festivals across both continents. The chemistry between the five individual songwriters has resulted in their debut album, released in the summer of 2016 by the American Classic Waxxx label. The band’s second album, Gold, recorded at Blue Light Studios in Vancouver and No Pussy Blues Studio in Groningen, the Netherlands was released 10 November 2017.