Bluegrass Country Folk Traditional Country


Serenade: bringing a little bit of Nashville to Canada and a little bit of Canada to Nashville.

Allison and Geneva are two best friends from the prairies of Canada. They were both musicians from a very early age. They took lessons and participated in competitions for years, before deciding to persue music professionally. They became fast friends in university, where they both enrolled in the opera studies program through the University of Manitoba. For years, they sang in choirs and ensembles together: Allison, as a soprano, and Geneva as a mezzo soprano. Their first performance as a duo wasn't bluegrass and wasn't country, but rather a recital of classical duets by Mendlessohn, Brahms, and Purcell. 

 Their bond became stronger when they realized their shared passion for country music. Once graduated, Allison and Geneva became Serenade: a bluegrass duo dedicated to the revival of traditional country music: the kind of music they grew up listening to. Their music is influenced by artists such as the Everly Brothers, Great Big Sea, The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, and traditional bluegrass and folk music.

Serenade performed as part of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2018. Last festive season they were also featured at the German Canadian Christmas Market. This summer they took to the markets, being weclomed by Pineridge Hollow, Wolseley, and River Heights Markets, and in October they recorded with B&B Studios for their Bench Sessions. Serenade released their first Christmas Album, "Christmas with Serenade", on November 9th 2019. On November 13th they performed as part of Manitoba Music's "New Music Night". 

They are looking forward to the possibility of bringing bluegrass to the summer festival season and beyond!

Their goal is to bring people together through music and love.





"Keep On the Sunny Side"



"Chestnut Eyes"


River Driver (cover) by Serenade

Tennessee River Runs Low (Secret Sisters cover) by Serenade


Christmas with Serenade

Christmas with Serenade Serenade

Released: November 9, 2019

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