The Dakota Tavern Presents
249 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6J 3A1
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
"In case you didn't get the memo, they're the best country band in North America" said Eye magazine about the Rizdales. Lead by husband and wife songwriting team Tom and Tara Dunphy, the Rizdales are a hardcore honky tonk band from London, Ontario. Their sound however, comes from deep in the heart of the American south. Heavily influenced by the classic country greats, such as Ray Price, Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn, The Rizdales sing about love, loss and reality without ever taking themselves too seriously. They have released 5 critically acclaimed albums, were handpicked by the Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson to be her Canadian backing band and have played festivals, hole in the wall bars and concert halls from Ottawa to Austin, performing alongside such greats as Dale Watson, The Derailers, The Mavericks, and The Good Brothers, earmarking their place in Canadian roots music history. In late November 2014 The Rizdales released their 6th album, Blue Ain't The Word: A Tribute to the Music of Ray Price featuring 14 of Ray's most beloved songs. The Rizdales will be heading back into the studio in 2017 for a new all original release - stay tuned!