The Breakmen go beyond bluegrass

Independent Music Award winners bring Heartwood to Hermann's

Roots-rock group the Breakmen bring their indie-folk style to Victoria Feb. 5.

Take a few musicians with bluegrass roots, grow them up on Canadian soil, nourish them with influences like the Band, Blue Rodeo and Neil Young, and cultivate their talents in the tree-planting camps of Northern British Columbia and you’ll get the Breakmen. It is an award-winning West Coast indie-folk outfit and worthy heirs of the Canadiana tradition.

Having won the Vox Pop Award for Americana Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards, and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for their previous album, When You Leave Town, the band is now embarking on round three of its tour to support its latest release, Heartwood.

Hear the Breakmen for yourself 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Hermann’s, tickets $15.