The Red River Ramblers perform Métis fiddle music. While rooted in a deep respect for the Métis fiddle tradition, their music burns a new path for the genre. The Red River Ramblers set fire to fierce tempos and crooked metres. The guitar and bass drift between rhythmic and melodic. The hand drum, bass drum, spoons, and shaker carry the heart beat. The fiddle weaves timeless melodies.
In February of 2019, Douglas Richard Sinclair founded The Red River Ramblers. Sinclair arranged eight fiddle tunes to make a record. The band recorded with John Dinsmore at Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto Ontario. The band recorded eight tunes live off the floor in one day on July 22nd 2019. Jeff Elliot (Fedge) mastered the record. The Red River Ramblers embarked on their winter record release tour in January 2020. The band released the record titled “Métis Fiddle Music” on Saturday January 4th 2020 to a full house at The Local Pub in Toronto, Ontario. Highlights of the record release shows included Guelph Banjo Fest, and the Midland Cultural Centre.
In the summer of 2022, Sinclair hired old-time music veterans John Showman (fiddle) and James McEleny (bass) to record their new record, Reverie. The record features original compositions written and arranged by Sinclair. Sinclair released the single “Road To Pembina” on Friday October 28th 2022 to showcase the sound of the new record. The band released Reverie on January 8th 2023 at The Cameron House in Toronto.