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Archive for August 26th, 2011

Photo by: Marilynn Militello

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I was introduced to The Boxcar Boys on my way into work this morning listening to the Toronto’s Jazz 91 FM, and what a great way to start a Friday.

The Toronto-based group of five young performers deliver a veritable gumbo of wild gypsy, old-jazz, klezmer, and folk music always performed with a good-time New Orleans spirit. Doing so, I might add, all while looking rather Dandy.

With an ever expanding repertoire of new quirky original tunes and fun favorites (everything from high-and-lonesome country hits to obscure 1930s Dixieland numbers), they perform regularly around town anywhere good music is found.

While their music is just plain fun to listen to, their live shows are apparently even more enjoyable. When the audience erupts in dance The Boxcar Boys often step off stage and join in on the fun without missing a beat, and the bands keen spirit of improvisation ensures that no two performances are ever the same.

After listening to their album Don’t Be Blue on Spotify this morning, Jägerbomb Blues might be on repeat for most of the day. Give it a listen below.

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