The BURYING GROUND is an upbeat Blues String Band, steeped in influences from 1920’s Ragtime, Country, Mississippi Blues and New Orleans Jazz.
The band formed as a duo with Devora Laye on vocals, washboard and saw and Woody Forster on resophonic guitar and vocals.They typically perform as a 3-5 piece with Joseph Lubinsky-Mast on upright bass and Josh Doherty on harmonica (+ guests on instruments such as fiddle and trumpet).
The Burying Ground breathes new life into old tunes and crafts originals in keeping with old-time style, infused with the vitality and social commentary of contemporary concerns, songs rich with the honest stories of real people’s lives.
The band has been delivering their debut album Big City Blues (2015) to enthusiastic audiences throughout Canada and released an EP Country Blues & Rags in January 2017. Their self-titled full length album of all original songs is due out in June 2017.