Samuel Derbawka

Session violin/mandolin/guitar

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SCMA Award winning multi instrumentalist

I have been performing since I was 9, playing fiddle competitions early on, then playing shows around Saskatchewan with a Bluegrass band, I switched to country and started performing with a number of acts, notably Aces Wyld, The Dirt Rich Band, Amy Nelson, and Hayley Jensen. When I’m hired to play on the road, bands usually hire me for rhythm acoustic, as well as mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and backing vocals. With some of the acts I’m with they also hire my wife to manage the tour, sell/purchase merchandise etc. I have been fortunate enough to receive SCMA All Star Specialty Instrument Player Of The Year, as well as SCMA Group Of The Year With Aces Wyld.

I also am a session player as well, having tracked with such artists as Don Amero, Tracy Millar, and Amanda Hagel. I’m always looking for gigs, new experiences and new artists to work with.

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Gear Highlights
  • Sawchyn S-5 mandolin
  • Martin D-16 guitar
  • Yamaha Electric 5 sting Fiddle
  • Gold Tone 5 String Banjo
  • Gold Tone Resonator Guitar
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