“Five Minutes With” local Toronto fiddler Karrnnel

Name: Karrnnel
Founded: 1986
# of Albums: 3
Latest Release: Crazy Old Man / SKMB (double album)
Latest Video: Crazy Old Man


Karrnnel, one of Canada’s most accomplished and innovative fiddlers and member of JUNO-winning instrumental band The Fretless, is proud to announce the independent release of a double album on September 13th, 2018. Featuring his unique sound, including a copper fiddle with pedal effects, Crazy Old Man and SKMB have 18 tracks that Karrnnel has been crafting since his 2009 self-titled debut release. Although he has been a multi-award winning professional musician since age four, and has composed over 300 original instrumental pieces, the upcoming releases represent two significant firsts: vocal tracks (with him singing) and original lyrics. He’ll present this new work to audiences around the world with tours across Canada, the US and Europe.

Latest Single:

Little of You

Favourite Restaurant:


Favourite band/musician as a teenager:

Natalie McMaster

Favourite band now:

Tedeschi Trucks Band AND Jack White

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Any Man Of Mine by Shania Twain

Live Show Ritual:

Visualize the show


Favourite local artist:


Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Superfood salad from Fresh

Queen or College St?

Queen – hands down!

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

HIghpark and Riverdale.

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Both – I have an eight month old

Road or studio?


Swiss Chalet or Roti?


Where can we follow you?

www.karrnnel.com and @karrnnel on social media

Any shows or albums coming up?

September 13 my double album Crazy Old Man/SKMB will be released. Touring the prairies in mid September and October 30 I will be playing in Toronto.



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