Friday March 20 2020

7.30pm, doors 6.30pm

The Paperboys
Opening act: Carly Dow

Venue: St. Basil's Cultural Centre, 10819 - 71 Avenue, Edmonton

Please note adjusted pricing for this show:
$28 advance (plus service charges), $32 at the door, if available.

 

Blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and world flavours

The Paperboys have a deep respect and appreciation for tradition (Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Son) but are by no means Traditional. It is World Roots Music: multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, and genre bending. What’s remarkable about the band, is their ability to seamlessly fuse all the different styles and make it sounds like they come from the same place. A kind of melting pot sound that reflects the diversity of the band’s home city Vancouver.

 

For over 25 years (!!), The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican Son Jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They’ve been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they’ve received a Juno award, plus two Juno nominations, and released nine albums.