Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim are major players in the Canadian folk, roots & blues music scene. Tri-Continental won the 2001 Juno for Best Roots & Traditional group. Between 1999 and 2019 Tri-Continental released 5 albums while completing several tours in Canada and Europe. In 2018 jazz drummer Michael Treadway joined the band. Tri-Continental was nominated for Roots Group of the Year at the 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards and their newest recording Dust Dance was Album of the Year Nominee at the 2019 International Folk Music Awards. Dust Dance reached #1 on national and international !Earshot charts, remained in the Top 10 for 17 weeks and is available by digital platforms, live performances, Linus Entertainment and True North Records.