"In case you didn't get the memo, they're the best country band in North America" said Eye magazine about the Rizdales. Lead by husband and wife songwriting team Tom and Tara Dunphy, the Rizdales are a hardcore honky tonk band from London, Ontario. Their sound however, comes from deep in the heart of the American south. Heavily influenced by the classic country greats, such as Ray Price, Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn, The Rizdales sing about love, loss and reality without ever taking themselves too seriously. They have released 7 critically acclaimed albums, were handpicked by the Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson to be her Canadian backing band and have played festivals, hole in the wall bars and concert halls from Ottawa to Austin, performing alongside such greats as Dale Watson, The Derailers, The Mavericks, and The Good Brothers, earmarking their place in Canadian roots music history. The Rizdales' most recent release, "Lucky Enough" was released on September 8, 2018 and features instant country hits like the title track, "Lucky Enough", "Holding It All Together" and the Western Swing barn burner, "Honky Tonk Honeymoon".
Be sure to catch The Rizdales when they come to your town, bringing the honky tonk to a hardwood floor near you!
The Rizdales are what the Grand Ol' Opry should be playing, and indeed, once did." - Exclaim Magazine, Toronto Ontario
"The Rizdales have always been a favourite of mine, since they first time they came to Austin and sat in with me and my band at Ginny's Little Longhorn. I know they'll become a favourite of yours too!" - Dale Watson
"This is tough country music, with a great big heart, respect for tradition and a huge dollop of whiskey and irreverence. And none of the crap posturing that so many half-hearted attempts at this style usually come with." - Americana-UK, Liverpool England
"My Favourite Band!" - Carolyn Mark
"A cheatin' country classic!" - Now Magazine, Toronto, Ontario
"The Rizdales score a goal with top notch songs of heartache and hope all to a background of well delivered honky tonk music as smooth as Crown Royal!" - Brian Hofeldt, The Derailers
"This isn't just hardcore country music, but exceptionally well done hardcore country music. You have to wonder what the hell's going on when an outfit out of London, Ontario is infinitely better than the group voted Best Country Band by Austin Chronicle readers." - 3rd Coast Magazine, San Antonio, Texas