Prairie OysterCanadian country group, formed in King City, Ontario, in 1974, active to 1978, and then re-formed in 1982. Formed in 1974 by Russell DeCarle (vocals) and Keith Glass (guitar), formerly of the bluegrass group King City Slickers. Dennis Delorme (pedal-steel guitar) was also part of a phase one (1974-78) Prairie Oyster lineup that toured extensively and became favourites on the central Canada festival circuit. After taking a 4-year hiatus, the group reunited in 1982, with Joan Besen (vocals/keyboards) and John P. Allen (fiddle/mandolin) joining deCarle, Glass and Delorme. Drummer Bruce Moffet, formerly of the Corey Hart band, replaced John Adames in 1986.