|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||canadian alt-country country modern country country band cowhat fav cowhat can|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Toronto, Canada, in the mid-70s, this band played music that placed a contemporary slant on western swing. It enjoyed local popularity for about three years, folded, and then regrouped in the early 80s. This time Prairie Oyster attained lasting success, mainly in Canada. The original founder members of the band were Russell De Carle (vocals/bass), Denis Delorme (pedal steel guitar) and Keith Glass (guitar). When the band re-formed there were three additional members, Joan Besen (piano), John P. Allen (violin/mandolin), and John Adames (drums), the latter being replaced in the late 80s by Bruce Moffett. Very popular in Canada, in the late 80s and early 90s the band won a number of Juno Awards as Best Country Band. During the same period, they also made several popular singles among which were Rain, Rain, Play Me Some Honky Tonk Music, I Dont Hurt Anymore, Something To Remember You By, Did You Fall...