Hamilton resident, Jille Shotton, was making her way across Canada a few years ago to attend various bluegrass festivals, but after attending the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival near Big River SK, her journey came to an end. She fell in love with the music community in Saskatoon, and very shortly after, she fell in love with her now husband, and musical partner, Ryan Shotton - a performing musician in SK bands Grain Report and Kory Istace vs The Time Pirates. The two met that summer and began jamming together shortly after. It wasn't long until they realized they had more in common than music. After Jille Proposed to Ryan on stage at that same music festival, they had a very busy year. Rugged Little Thing recorded their first self-titled album - all recorded, mixed and produced by Ryan - got married, recorded 3 music videos and played at 12 music festivals last summer! Some of these festivals include The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, All Folked up, Jazz Fest and Napatak Ramble in La Ronge, SK. Rugged Little Thing is now based out of Saskatoon SK and have family close by in Humboldt, SK. The duo is looking forward to another busy year and hopes to travel to some more rural communities in their home province of Saskatchewan.
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Songs we currently play: Take A Number