Bon Débarras creates musical atmospheres that transcend boundaries and ages on their variety of instruments (guitars, banjo, upright bass, accordion, washboard, harmonicas) along with the energetic fusion of traditional step-dancing, jig, foot and body percussion. The band combines elegant original songs with the considerably more rustic sounds that Dominic Desrochers was exposed to during his family's multi-generational jam sessions in rural Quebec. Rounding out the group are Jean-François Dumas, and Cédric Dind-Lavoie.
Bon Débarras' second album, 2013's Errance (Wandering), finds the band drawing its inspiration from folk music deeply rooted in the memory of French-speaking America, as well as the melting-pot of contemporary Montreal, along with Cajun, rock, blues, rap and country music undertones. The result is a performance that not only rocks, but also offers a genuine invitation to explore and wander. Bon Débarras' name translates as "Good Riddance", but that’s the last thing anyone's likely to say when this Montreal-based trio leaves a stage. "Wow!" is the more usual response. Alexander Varty of Vancouver's The Georgia Straight (straight.com) enthused, "Bon Débarras offers up a foot-stomping party."