Friday, July 17: 9pm
Twin Cities-based Celtic rock powerhouse Wild Colonial Bhoys have just celebrated their 10th anniversary as a band. Whether playing festivals and touring as their five-piece, guitar and fiddle-driven rock lineup or as the acoustic guitar duo that started their career, the Bhoys have successfully forged their own niche within the Irish/Celtic musical genre. To describe their sound, do as Paddyrock.com suggests and “take the Young Dubliners, The Elders, Carbon Leaf, Great Big Sea and put them in a blender…you’d have a Wild Colonial Bhoys smoothie!” Ten years, five albums and thousands of miles have transformed the Bhoys from a local favorite to a Celtic rock tour-de-force. With their innate musicianship and inspired live performances it’s easy to see why Wild Colonial Bhoys have become one of the best Celtic rock bands in the Midwest.