Our Story

Known for rich harmony, powerful vocalists and honest storytelling, folk/blues band Crooked House Road has been growing a steady following in their hometown of Toronto since their inception in late 2013. They released their self-titled debut album in May 2015, produced by Juno winning and Grammy nominated producer Ken Whiteley and were named one of BlogTO's Top 10 Toronto bands set to break in 2017. 
 
The album was premiered on Exclaim.ca and was named one of the 6 top albums to stream that week by Judith Lynch at the CBC under her weekly feature "Albums to Stream." Their tunes have been featured on CBC programs across the country including "Fresh Air" CBC Radio 1; CBC Fredericton; CBC Saint John, CBC Kelowna and CBC Saskatchewan.
 
Shaina Silver-Baird (vocalist/violinist) formed Crooked House Road as a vehicle to bring her music to life. She teamed up with Mirian Kay (vocalist/guitarist) and together they are currently collaborating with Derek Gray (drums), Gram Whitty (bass) and Joshua Skye Engel (electric guitar/mandolin), among others.
 
Recently they have played on the same bill as The Lovely Feathers (EMI); Juno nominee Annabelle Chvostek; Jane's Party; The Heavyweights Brass Band and Horsey Craze (side project of members of The Constantines and DoMakeSayThink) and played the opening night of the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival. In 2015 they been gained attention for their benefit concert series CHR4WOMEN: a three part series raising money for charities that help impoverished women in Toronto. 

“Folk music wrapped in delicious harmony, Crooked House Road helmed by Shaina Silver-Baird’s powerhouse vocals is a band to watch
out for. Foot-stompin’ fun - Crooked House Road will get you dancing up out of your seats and
revved up. The raw power and emotion of the vocals paired with the incredible musicianship of this band makes for a sweet, sweet set that
is not to be missed.”
                        ~ Between The Trees, Music Series
 
“Haunting, harmonic, captivating, indie blues with some bluegrass accents and gorgeous acoustic harmonies define this group of creative
folks founded and envisioned by the beautiful and talented Shaina Silver-Baird. The band is
currently performing all over the place to captivated crowds throughout the GTA.
A rare treat in this industry that seems stuck on copying the innovators, this band is true innovation mixing old school blues with a modern indie feel.”
                        ~ Across the Board Music
 
Separating from the pack, Crooked’ outrank their peers: better harmonies (more stirring and striking); keener insights (more cutting and nuanced lyrics); stronger songs- that beg you to keep coming back for more. 
                        ~ MusicMusings