Thanks to all for making TD Sunfest '17 one of the best ever!! Next year TD Sunfest '18 will be from July 5-8. See you there!

Sunfest

Bon Débarras

Bon Débarras creates musical atmospheres that transcend boundaries and ages on their variety of instruments (guitars, banjo, upright bass, accordion, washboard, harmonicas)  along with the energetic fusion of traditional step-dancing, jig, foot and body percussion. The band combines elegant original songs with the considerably more rustic sounds that Dominic Desrochers was exposed to during his family's multi-generational jam sessions in rural Quebec. Rounding out the group are Jean-François Dumas, and Cédric Dind-Lavoie.

Bon Débarras' second album, 2013's Errance (Wandering), finds the band drawing its inspiration from folk music deeply rooted in the memory of French-speaking America, as well as the melting-pot of contemporary Montreal, along with Cajun, rock, blues, rap and country music undertones. The result is a performance that not only rocks, but also offers a genuine invitation to explore and wander. Bon Débarras' name translates as "Good Riddance", but that’s the last thing anyone's likely to say when this Montreal-based trio leaves a stage. "Wow!" is the more usual response. Alexander Varty of Vancouver's The Georgia Straight (straight.com) enthused,  "Bon Débarras offers up a foot-stomping party."