At first, they were six musicians from really different backgrounds would meet up there to improvise their own versions of bluegrass, country and blues standards. Their love story took a whole new level after a couple of months, and they started writing their own songs in French Quebecois joual, crafting a sound that would be all their own, a crazy mix of cajun, zydeco, country, blues, bluegrass, ragtime and rock garage. After ranking #3 at the 2011 Francouvertes finals, Canailles is now a group of 8 self-taught hyperactive musicians, who graduated from whisky nights and will perform everywhere things are a-happenin’.