Like other Celtic bands, Tom Landa and the Paperboys is a guitar/fiddle/flute/accordion/drum-based ensemble that combines rock and traditional Irish music. Unlike other Celtic bands, Landa throws Spanish lyrics and flamenco guitar into the mix. On his latest CD, Postcards (Red House), Landa travels roads all over North America, from Montreal to Monterrey. From traditional jigs to contemporary love songs, the Paperboys work a combination of high-energy roots and worldbeat music. It’s all una tierra linda, and Landa views it with a wide-eyed sense of joy. The band has been together for nine years and won a 1998 Juno Award (the Canadian Grammy) for Best Roots and Traditional album. Since the Paperboys play at the festival level, their Houston date will be a rare opportunity to see the band in a club setting.
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