September 3, 4, 5 | 1:30 & 2:30pm
For over a quarter century, 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 (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest.
The current lineup of The Paperboys features: Tom Landa on vocals, guitar and jarana (Mexican guitar), original member Geoffrey Kelly on flute/whistles (Geoffrey is also a founding member of Spirit of The West), Kalissa Landa (yes, her and Tom are married) on fiddle/vocals, Brad Gillard on bass/banjo, drummer Sam Esecson, and trombonist Nick La Riviere.
In 2018, for their 25th anniversary the band released a brand-new CD and continue to bring their adventurous vision of Canadian roots music to festivals, dance halls and theatres everywhere, spreading good cheer and great music.