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The award-winning Canadian group The Paperboys come to town with a show Friday night at Cap Sante Marina, part of the Port's Friday night series.

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(The Paperboys at Seattle's Triple Door)

The award-winning Canadian group The Paperboys come to town with a show Friday night at Cap Sante Marina, part of the Port's Friday night series.

It's been said The Paperboys' music is hard to describe. Truth is, you could add rock, Son Jarocho, and world beat to that list too. Call it 'Guinness with a tequila chaser while listening to an Americana Jukebox'. Or 'a place where Irish, Mexican and Roots music collide.'

Of course, this multicultural mix is hardly surprising from a bilingual band, whose founding member is Mexican-Canadian and whose players cover a range of musical backgrounds from Bluegrass to Funk to traditional Scots and Irish music.

"A lot has to do with where we're from," says lead singer Tom Landa. "Vancouver is a culturally diverse place which feeds what we do and the music we make."

"Yes, we cover a lot of musical territory and have a lot of influences. There is a lot I can tell you about the music. But what it isn't is something that you can easily put into a little box and say "oh, this is Celtic" or "this is folk." We are much more than that."

The Paperboys perform at 7 pm Friday night at Cap Sante Marina. They are also set to perform at the Anacortes Arts Festival's main stage on 3rd St at 3pm Saturday.

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