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Blackberry Wood is a musical group based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It consists of guitar, vocals, horn section, marching drum, percussion, and electronics. Depending on the event and their line-up, they will also perform with accordion and fiddle.
The band was formed in 2006 as a two piece, consisting of Kris and Corinne. In 2007, the group expanded to a three piece, and by the end of that year had become an eight piece. In 2013 Blackberry Wood replaced the rhythm section (drums and Bass) with a steampunk instrument they call "The Contraption" (samplers) and trimmed down to a 4 or 5 piece. The group has been interviewed by Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian celebrity interviewer.
Blackberry Wood's first album, a self-titled CD, was released in 2007. A remastered version of "Travelling Horse Opry", featuring art from Vancouver artist Jordan Bent was released in May 2010. In 2012 the album Strong Man vs Russian Bears was recorded and released. In 2015 a Halloween EP and a Christmas EP where released. In 2017 the album Pagan Circus was recorded and released.
The group plays many festivals and clubs throughout western and northern Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015 Blackberry Wood toured the United Kingdom, including playing at Glastonbury Festival, and other festivals, in 2009, 2010, and 2013.
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