Hope you can join us in Toronto June 2!

 

We'll be celebrating the start of summer with a concert in the Acoustic Harvest series in Toronto June 2. (I know it looks like we are celebrating Dave's birthday in this photograph, but we wanted to get into the…

Great to see you all!

Thanks to our friends in Kitchener for a great evening of music and companionship on April 8. We had an amazing time at the Registry Theatre, one of our favourite venues, as part of the Old Chestnuts Song Circle series…

Ontario countdown

A week before our three-day Ontario sortie, Tod, Ellen and Dave spent Saturday afternoon honing the set list for our gigs in Kitchener and Toronto. The result: a lot of new material and some Steel Rail chestnuts in honour of…
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Reconnecting with friends in southern Ontario in April

We're delighted to be reconnecting with our friends in Kitchener and Toronto in April. We will be performing a house concert in Toronto on April 7, followed by a show at Kitchener's beautiful Registry Theatre on April 8.
Thanks to…

Warm vibes on a winter night

Thanks to everyone who braved the icy streets to come to Le Petit Campus in Montreal last night. A good time was had by everyone we spoke with, including Tod, Ellen and Dave, in spite of Tod's wicked cold and…
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Still keeping time ...

What a nice thing to wake up on concert day to hear the local CBC station playing Steel Rail and mentioning our "Christmas-carol-free" show at Le Petit Campus in Montreal tonight. The song: Still Keeping Time, Ellen's lovely waltz-time tribute…

Last pre-concert flashback: 1996 video shoot

As we ramp up for the Dec. 10 show at Le Petit Campus, some historic music from the Steel Rail songbook is being revived. We're not sure this chestnut will make it onto the set list, but here is a…

Flashback before our Dec. 10 show

The venue Le Petit Campus holds some special memories for Steel Rail. The site of our upcoming Dec. 10 concert is also the place we launched our second album, the Road Less Travelled, 17 years ago, on Nov. 28, 1999…

From the Steel Rail archives

As we get ready for our 25th anniversary in 2017, we hauled out a box of Steel Rail clippings, photos, etc. to remind us of all the good times (and make sure we had remembered our anniversary correctly!). Here's one…
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Dec. 10 concert is an anniversary warmup

Where does the time go? Next year marks Steel Rail's 25th anniversary, and we're gearing up with a concert at Le Petit Campus in Montreal on Dec. 10.
In honour of the occasion, we'll be playing some SR classics along…

Out of this world

Dave, Ellen and Tod after the Wintergreen show: Tired but happy


Thanks to everyone who came out for last night's gig at Le Petit Campus -- it was a fun and slightly surreal night, given the party vibe on…

Woodshedding for our Petit Campus show Feb. 27

Tod, Ellen and Dave spent Saturday working on the final arrangements for their Wintergreen Concert Series show at Le Petit Campus Feb. 27. On the set list as of late Feb. 20: are three great new tunes by Ellen, Once…