Wild Colonial Bhoys with The Tim Malloys$12/15
Wild Colonial Bhoys
and special guests The Tim Malloys
Friday, February 28
The Hook and Ladder Mission Room
Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Wild Colonial Bhoys is more than just an Irish band – they are an Irish American band. Theirs is like a blended whiskey: it’s a musical melding of both the old and the new, from the peat smoke scent of the ould sod to the can-do spirit that embodies the American dream.
Growing up in an Irish American family, singer Adam Coolong says, “was really a combination of those two traditions, and it’s distinct experience from either one alone, really. On one hand I enjoyed American things like backyard barbecues, baseball and Fourth of July fireworks, but on the other we had Irish ballad-singing at our weddings and wakes, the older generation in the corner telling stories of emigration and about finding their way in a new country. It was really sort of like having a foot in both camps.”
The Tim Malloys are Minnesota musicians inspired by the music that we befriended lurking in the Irish pubs and clubs of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Our music is an infusion of Irish and broadly celtic melodies with our twisted collage of acoustic trad-rock. The traditional Irish themes of late-night craic, insane and impossible feats of courage, hopelessly broken hearts, and battles of fits and wit are engrained into the calluses on our fingers. We play these ancient stories through the whiskey bottle bottom perspective of our near-chaos brand of acoustic rock and roll.