Biography:
Chopped Liver is a Canadian acoustic quartet playing modern bluegrass with a focus on timeless songwriting that weaves storytelling, lush vocal harmonies, and lightning-fast picking. 

Based in Hamilton and Toronto, Chopped Liver is comprised of Andrew Ivens on guitar, Ryan Barwin on Dobro and pedal steel, Adam Vrankulj on double bass, and Victor Vrankulj on banjo.

Chopped Liver’s live show is performed around a single microphone in the tradition of Flatt & Scruggs and features a constantly growing repertoire of original songs, a handful of contemporary covers in their signature acoustic style, and fresh takes on classic bluegrass, folk, country and old time favourites. 

Short Bio:
Chopped Liver is a Canadian acoustic quartet playing modern bluegrass with a focus on timeless songwriting that weaves storytelling, lush vocal harmonies, and lightning-fast picking.

Debut Album:
Chopped Liver’s self-titled debut album was recorded and mixed at Hazy Grove Recording Studio in Hamilton, and released in April 2019. It features 11 original bluegrass songs that tell the stories of ordinary Canadians — Maritime rum runners, Klondike prospectors, Toronto bank robbers, and a wide assortment of Northern ramblers - the whole checklist if you’re a Canadian bluegrass band. 

Quotes:
Smokin’!” - Jim Marino, The Free Wheeling Folk Show 93.3 FM CFMU 

“A wicked bit of bluegrass that’ll blow your mind … really nice!”  Jason Titley, 10Radio UK 105.3FM

“Bizarre … What timeline is this?”  Adam Carter, In the Key of C, CBC Radio One

“Chopped Liver's eponymous album is their debut; 11 original tracks are credited collectively to the band's four members. The songs are fresh yet comfortably familiar, with lyrics clever and charming, complemented by melodies that are in turn swift, sweet and melancholy. Although there is no percussion or electric instrumentation, the band's high-energy playing, layered vocal harmonies and syncopated banjo rolls will keep even the most casual bluegrass fan interested” Sarah Bea Milner, Exclaim.ca

Full review - https://exclaim.ca/music/article/chopped_liver-chopped_liver


Recordings:
https://choppedliver.bandcamp.com/


Videos:
Yours to Discover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGtQfrX-vKs
Gentle on My Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCpLXRoBRN8


Genre:
Bluegrass, Alt-Country, Folk, Progressive Bluegrass, Acoustic Jam Band 


Recommended if you like:
Original Canadian bluegrass, Punch Brothers, Tony Rice, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Hartford, Jerry Garcia, Tim O’Brien, Flatt & Scruggs, Stompin’ Tom, Neil Young, The Tragically Hip

Contact Information:
Andrew Ivens (Guitar)
info@choppedliver.ca


Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/choppedliverbluegrass/

https://www.facebook.com/choppedliverband