2022 - Nominated - Traditional Folk Singer of the Year (Ray Schmidt) - Canadian Folk Music Awards 
2021 - Nominated - Folk Recording of the Year (Sold Out at the Ironwood) - YYC Music Awards
2021 - Sold Out at the Ironwood released
2018 - Nominated - Folk Recording of the Year (Across the River' ) - YYC Music Awards
2018 - Nominated - Album of the Year (Sleeping Buffalo) - Country Music Alberta
2017 - Nominated - Touring Artist of the Year - British Columbia Touring Council. 
2017 - Sleeping Buffalo released
2014 - Bear 66 released
2013 - debut EP


"A musical genre that is too often forgotten in today's hyperactive world...this is as organic as it gets."

Mike Davies
Folk Radio UK - 2022

"The Wardens have an enviable live reputation... able to bring a modern take on a timeless musical tradition."

Martin Johnson
AmericanaUK - 2022

"The Wardens have given us a classic folk/country album where you can smell the Pine forests and hear the Grizzly Bear in the woods."

My Musix Blog - 2022

"One of the finest groups that we think deserves more exposure."

Arthur Berman
DJ, CiTR Pacific Pickin - 2021

"The group excels on folksy, roots-reared gems...with their harmonies and instrumentation offering a magical blend. The Wardens also write quality, economical lyrics. Fans of Ian Tyson, the late Guy Clark or other stellar troubadours would lap up "Coming Home" and the harrowing, heart-breaking tale of "Neil Colgan." Another keeper is the closer, a live version of "Supper On The Trail" which cites modern supplements you wouldn't mistake for old west grub.

So is this album good? Do bears sh. . . well . . . The Wardens would know all about that."

Jason MacNeil
Parton and Pearl - 2021

"A sell-out house and one of our best performances in 30 years...I wish I could put them on in Canada’s biggest concert halls so that more people could be carried away by their music and their tremendous humanity."

Dr. Tark Hamilton
Artistic Director, Deep Cove Folk Music Society - 2018

  • Mary Winspear Centre - Sydney, BC
  • WYO Theatre - Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Dream Café - Penticton, BC
  • Canmore Folk Music Festival
  • The Banff Centre - Shaw Amphitheatre,Rolston Recital Hall, The Club
  • State Theater - Red Bluff, CA
  • Calgary Folk Music Club
  • North Star Theatre - Cordova, AK
  • San Diego Folk Club - San Diego, CA
  • Mount Elizabeth Theatre, Kitimat BC


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