MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Celebrate the Thanksgiving Long Weekend with two nights of Celtic / Latin
revelry with Vancouver's Los Paperboys.
Actually, Vancouver is only a part of their geography these days, with band
members from Victoria, Seattle, Havana, and Olympia as well! Their music is
just as cosmopolitan, yet deeply rooted in traditional music from many
countries. Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good
dose of Country and Bluegrass. Call it 'Guinness with a tequila chaser while
listening to an Americana Jukebox'. Or 'a place where Irish, Mexican and
Roots music collide.' Of course, this multicultural mix is hardly surprising
from a bilingual band, whose founding member is Mexican-Canadian and whose
players cover a range of musical backgrounds from Bluegrass to Funk to
traditional Scots and Irish music.
A lot has to do with where we're from,
says lead singer Tom Landa.
Vancouver is a culturally diverse place which
feeds what we do and the music we make.
And don't forget, this weekend Sunday is a second Saturday, cos nobody has to work on Monday. Put on your dancing shoes!
A mix of Eagles laced alt-country, Tower of Power horns and gospel choirs,
reminiscent of early Elton John and Van Morrison. — Americana UK Magazine
One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner
— fRoots Magazine
If you don't believe a jig can shred, listen to The Paperboys.
— Seattle Rocket