“Five Minutes With” Country Band The Washboard Union

The Washboard Union, composed of step-brothers Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe and their best friend David John Roberts, have carved their place as one of Canada’s top country bands.

Some of the band’s many successes include over 80 million streams, 330,000 radio spins, three Gold-certified singles in Canada, nine Top 10 hits, and an awe-inspiring 35+ total award wins including JUNO and CCMA Awards.

In 2022, the band played for more than a quarter million concertgoers during the Everbound For Your Town tour and the summer festival season. They were mainstage performers at Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Country Thunder Alberta and Saskatchewan, Big Valley Jamboree, and headliners at both Gone Country festival and RiverFest.

With a new record label partner and a world-class team, The Washboard Union is poised for an incredible 2023, with lots in store for their fans including their highly-anticipated, new single set to be released this Spring.

The Washboard Union


Aaron Grain of The Washboard Union





# of Albums:


Latest Album:

To be determined…

Latest Single:

“I Run On Country”

Latest Video:

Follow us on Youtube, “I Run On Country” music video be available on April 14th!

Favourite musician growing up:

Red Hot Chili Peppers & Guns N’ Roses

Favourite musician now:

Luke Combs

Guilty pleasure song:

Giorgio by Moroder – Daft Punk

Live show ritual:

Slow down breathing, and listening to “Fly Over States” by Jason Aldean.

Favourite local musician:

Dan Mangan

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Earliest Bird

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

Our new single “I Run on Country” dropped on March 24th. We are excited to be playing more live shows this year!

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook | Tiktok | Youtube | Twitter


Rapid Fire Vancouver Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant in Vancouver?

Good Sushi.

What is your favourite street in Vancouver and why?

Chester ST, great Neighbours!

What is your favourite park in Vancouver and why?

Memorial Park – geocaching and baseball!

What is your favourite music venue in Vancouver?

Commodore Ballroom.

What is your favourite music store in Vancouver?

Neptoon Records.



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.