Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Vancouver musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk-rock band, The Paperboys. For a quarter-century, The Paperboys have toured the world and lit up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat. The Paperboys have received a Juno Award and two Juno Award nominations, released nine albums and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest.
The current lineup of The Paperboys features Tom on vocals, guitar and jarana (Mexican guitar); original member Geoffrey Kelly on flute/whistles; Kalissa Landa on fiddle and vocals; Brad Gillard on bass and banjo; Sam Esecson on drums and Nick La Riviere on trombone.
For its 25th anniversary, the band has released a brand new CD and are poised to bring their adventurous vision of Canadian roots music to festivals, dance halls and theatres everywhere, spreading good cheer and great music.