Finnegan Blue (folk band that blends Celtic, Bluegrass, and New Orleans Funk with a Punk Rock edge)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room

Event Details

Call them a family band: sibling duo Anna Lee and Willie Fleming, joined by their dad Bill, take Americana clear off the rails! The band (with Malcolm Jones on sax, Ronnie Valles on percussion, and bassist Oskar Beckmann) leapfrogs through a mix of their own toe-tapping originals and covers from Flogging Molly/Pogues-style electrified folk, bluegrass, Grateful Dead, Sublime, Amy Winehouse, and Stevie Wonder, all hot-wired by Finnegan Blue’s high-energy.But there’s more. Right about the place when most bands would stop, that’s when the trombones come out and Finnegan Blue introduces New Orleans style Second Line. This is what makes them favorites at southwestern festivals including the North Park Festival of the Arts, the Adams Avenue Street Fair, and the Mammoth Lakes 53 Kitchen Run. They also play more traditional venues including Arizona’s Chandler Center, Green Valley Recreation, and the Las Vegas Libraries two years in a row. Finnegan Blue played Steamboat Springs this past summer and heads out on a "Luck of the Irish" tour throughout California and Nevada in 2020.
Event Type(s): Music