It has been years since the pop music charts have been as diverse as they are today. Acts like Mumford and Sons, Vance Joy and the Zac Brown Band have served notice that it doesn’t always take synthesizers, drum machines and a Swedish production team to have a hit. Of course, this is something that Canadians have always known. True artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson and Anne Murray first brought Canadian music to the top of the charts around the world. In subsequent years, it was groups such as Blue Rodeo, Spirit of the West and Great Big Sea that kept the spirit alive and scored multi-platinum albums of their own. And now, The Washboard Union are prepared to turn everything upside down once again as they throw together a melting pot of music including bluegrass, country and rock in to one big stew and serve it with a spoonful of unbridled energy.