The Strumbellas, the Canadian alternative folk band, have been added to the lineup of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival.

Formed in 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, the band consists of songwriter Simon Ward on vocals and guitar, David Ritter on vocals and keys, Jon Hembrey on lead guitar, Isabel Ritchie on violin, Darryl James on bass guitar, and Jeremy Drury on drums. Hembrey, James, Drury and Ward are all originally from Lindsay, Ontario, while Ritter and Ritchie joined after Ward posted a call for additional musicians to Craigslist.

The band’s third studio album, Hope, was released today!


The Strumbellas will play the sold-out festival on Sunday, July 24th.

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