01/16/19 - The Wardens: Mountain Music

With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, The Wardens are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years.

The Wardens' - Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt - "mountain music" - blends folk, roots and western styles - and is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska and Ian Tyson.

Bradley Bischoff
Vocals, lead and rhythm guitar. Stationed in the rugged South Boundary region of Jasper National Park, Bradley began his national park warden lifestyle in 1981. Assigned alone to the backcountry with a handful of horses for seventeen days at a time, Bradley penned many songs by the dim cabin lights and the dusky summers spent in the high alpine ranges.

Ray Schmidt
Vocals, upright bass, mandolin. Currently posted in Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Ray works with grizzly bears in the interior rainforest of Glacier National Park.Ray founded The Wardens in 2009 with Scott Ward during the national park warden centennial after discovering the rich depth of music and stories within this region of Canada.

Scott Ward
Vocals, fingerstyle guitar. A national park warden for over 30 years in Banff National Park, Scott's music stems from a life lived in the deep wilderness of the Canadian Rockies as a horseman, search-and-rescue dog handler and technical alpine specialist. Evoking the haunting fingerstyle guitar of Gordon Lightfoot with the mystique and presence of Ian Tyson, Scott's music embodies Canadian authenticity.In 2001, Scott was awarded the Governor General' s Award for Exemplary Service as a Peace Officer.

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Wednesday January 16th, 2019 | 8:00 PM | $18.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
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