The Drowsy Lads St Patrick’s Day Concert
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***Please note: All shows at Natalie’s have socially distanced table seating, and masks are required except while eating and drinking at tables. The Drowsy Lads will perform back-to-back concerts on St Patrick’s Day and the following evening at Natalie’s Grandview location! The Lads thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US over 15 years ago and have become fan favorites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots the Lads bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. With the release of their 4th album, Everyone In, and the notable camaraderie and genuineness that flows from their live performances, the future continues to look bright for these Lads. Ohio brothers John and Daniel McKewen, father and son Phil and Josh Franck, and lifelong friend Bryan Brookes bring to the stage a concoction of “we dare you to hold still” Irish dance tunes as well as a full emotional gamut of songs and good humor. Their authentic approach and deep enjoyment of people is a refreshing surprise to both casual music lovers and those steeped in hardcore Trad.
Each Lad is a multi-instrumentalist, and the combined lineup includes fiddle, button accordion, tenor banjo, flute, whistle, guitar, bouzouki, Uilleann pipes, 5-string banjo, concertina, and bodhran. The Lads are fond of creating their own spirited arrangements and offering occasional original compositions, even mixing in some bits of Bluegrass or Classical. But these never get in the way of their obsession with the pure old Irish tunes, songs, wit, and friendship that has defined Irish music for centuries.
For those not attending in person, this concert can be viewed as a live stream for free from Natalie’s Facebook page or YouTube channel starting at 8 pm. Donations are appreciated, and payments can be made via this link on Natalie’s website (Venmo/PayPal/Direct): https://nataliesgrandview.com/donate/. All contributions help support the musicians, production crew, and Natalie’s.
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm
Doors Open: 7:00 pm