burlington rail

Formed in 1992 specifically for the Vancouver/Whistler special events market, Burlington Rail has performed over 500 shows for various Destination Management companies and clients from around the world. This versatile band plays classic C&W, contemporary country pop, plus 50's rock'n roll, R&B and more. Burlington Rail can be tailored to meet your specific needs from acoustic strolling background music to high-energy country pop dance music. Members of Burlington Rail are:

Bruce Coughlan - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Bruce Coughlan heads the line-up of this exceptionally talented Canadian group.

Laurence Knight – Backing Vocals, Producer
The quintessential bass player, Laurence is co-leader with Bruce Coughlan for Tiller's Folly and Way Cool Revue.

Nolan Murray - Fiddle, Mandolin & 5 String Banjo
Recognized as International Bluegrass World Fiddle Championship winner. Nolan has also taken time to apply his talent to Mandolin and 5 String Banjo making him a one man musical force.


Drift Away

Guitars and Cadillacs

Maggie Mae

Wild Horses

Chris Nordquist - Drums
Affectionately nicknamed "The Wrist" many years ago by his admirers, Chris has performed with countless music legends and wasfeatured on the Juno winning album "National Steel" by Colin James as well as on recent releases.

"… congratulations on the excellent show … the show exceeded our expectations in every way … I recommend this show to anyone … it's worth it's weight on the bottom line …
Don Adams, Artist/Public Relations

Merritt Mountain Music Festival Inc.
"Bruce Coughlan is a great singer and an accomplished songwriter …"
Tom Harrison, Vancouver Province

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