A unique blend of upbeat, danceable, freewheeling fun.
December 15 | The Arts Centre
Opening: Vendulka | 7:15pm
The Paperboys: 8pm
Tickets $25 | 10% off for Arts Whistler Members
For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to world beat, they’ve received a Juno award, plus two Juno nominations, two West Coast Music Awards, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest.
Although the Paperboys have made critically acclaimed records, they are through and through a live act. They shine most on stage. They have spent the last 25 years on the road playing all over North America and Europe, where they have developed a large following without the aid of a record labels or radio play. They have become a festival favourite, and have played at Bumbershoot, Vancouver Folk Fest, Edmonton Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Folk Im Schloss, Trowbridge, Warwick Folk Festival, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and The Kennedy Centre to name a few.
With a #1 EP under her belt by age 15 and her debut album being released by age 19- Vendulka is an artist you want to keep on your radar. Travelling the world with nothing but a guitar and an open heart, she shares her experiences through haunting melodies and soulful lyrics. These lyrics have touched the hearts of many- including Jon Bon Jovi who called her an “old soul” and “storyteller”. Don’t miss your chance to see her before she sets off on her next adventure! (Photo Credit: Samuel Broomby)