The Beckett’s are a family band from Southwestern Ontario with traditional country and old-time fiddling roots. The band consists of fiddling siblings Tyler and Linsey, their father, John, and special guest appearances from their grandfather, Stan. This musical family has been entertaining audiences across the province for many years and strives to get your toes tappin' with their arrangements of traditional country, bluegrass, western swing and Canadian Old-Time fiddling, combined with exhilarating Ottawa Valley step-dancing. The Beckett’s have opened for a variety of acts, including the late Canadian entertainer, Gordie Tapp, and Grammy-winner Charlie McCoy, and have enjoyed performing at a variety of country and folk festivals, such as the Summerfolk Arts & Crafts Festival and Music on the Barge. Filling out The Beckett’s traditional sound is an all-star band, equipped with telecaster and acoustic guitar, piano and swingin’ steel guitar.
New Year's Eve Shows 2019
From left to right: Stan Beckett, John Beckett, Mel Aucoin, Doug Johnson, Tyler Beckett, Steve Piticco, Ken Post, Linsey Beckett.
Playing music in a family environment has allowed Tyler and Linsey to value the tradition of Old Time fiddle music, as well as nurture their own musical styles. In recent years, Tyler and Linsey have performed on numerous stages across North America, Europe and Asia, delighting audiences with their energetic fiddle styles. The duo have performed at a wide array of events, including the televised Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa for the CBC, and are also two time Canadian Duet Fiddle Champions and three time Ontario Duet Fiddle Champions. Tyler and Linsey started their touring careers at the young ages of 12 and 13 with the Don Messer Jubilee Tribute Show, where together they performed over 200 shows across Canada. In 2019, Tyler and Linsey were individually nominated for the Fiddle Player of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Awards.
Tyler has established himself as a valued multi-instrumentalist in the country and bluegrass music scene. After university, Tyler toured extensively throughout the United States with IBMA nominated contemporary bluegrass group, The Chapmans. After returning to Canada, Tyler continued his free-lance and recording career with several artists, including a Canadian Service Tour to Afghanistan with Jason McCoy, and shows throughout Canada and China with Dan Davidson. Tyler was recently inducted into the Central Bluegrass Hall of Fame after winning the Fiddle Player of the Year Award five times.
For five years, Linsey performed with the string production, Bowfire, where she enjoyed many tours across North America, in addition to a few rare opportunities, including a performance at Sean Connery’s 80th Birthday celebration in the Bahamas and playing on the runway of New York Fashion Week’s 'Dressed to Kilt.' In 2019, Linsey was the fiddle player in the six week production of, The Last Ship, where she performed alongside Grammy Award Winner, Sting. She is currently in the Tony Award winning musical, Come From Away, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.
The Beckett’s have four recordings available, "Fiddlin' 4 Generations," which included their Grandpa, Stan Beckett, and Great Grandpa, Elmer Beckett, “Changing Times,” “Roots of Our Raising,” and the most recent, “The View from Here.” The Beckett’s continue to perform and host their very successful New Year’s Eve Shows at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound.