CARLETON PLACE – Live music is slowly making a comeback in the age of COVID-19 and your chance to catch award-winning bluegrass will happen next Saturday (Sept. 12) at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market.

CR5 Bluegrass is an award-winning, five-piece bluegrass band operating out of the small village of Lyndhurst, ON.

“We will be performing at the Carleton Place Farmers Market next Saturday, social distancing protocol to be followed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,” the band released in a statement.

The original band members all lived along Leeds-Grenville County Road 5 between Mallorytown and Athens, ON, hence the name. The current line-up consists of the husband and wife duo of Dan Potter, on mandolin and vocals and Christine Potter on five-string banjo and vocals, Jim Bossert on upright acoustic bass, Marc Rochon on guitar and vocals and five-time Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards (CCBA) Fiddle Player Of the Year, Joe White who also accompanies on vocals.

“While remaining firmly entrenched in the bluegrass tradition, our catalog consists of a broad range of material ranging from traditional and contemporary bluegrass, old country, folk, pop, blues, gospel and original composition, all in the bluegrass style,” Potter said. “We maintain an up-to-date web page at http://www.cr5bluegrassband.com where you will find our schedule, bios, past performances, pics etc.”