The Paperboys

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The Paperboys

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 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 continues to bring their adventurous vision of Canadian roots music to festivals, dance halls, and theatres everywhere, spreading good cheer and great music.