First and foremost, I just want to say that this album totally a winner just for it’s cover design….
The Canny Brothers Band, based out of Brooklyn, NY, released their third CD, “The Guinness Situation,” earlier this year, and brings the feel of a Friday night with a few pints and friends at the local Pub to your CD Player, Computer or iPod/MP3 Player with an upbeat twist.
Their influences, which range from The Dubliners to The Pogues to The Grateful Dead and Van Morrison, are highly noticeable right off the bad with “Devil’s Bird,” a kind of a sway back and forth and clink glasses with your neighbors sing-a-long song about a man bringing his love back with him to his homeland of Galway.
It then goes into a fun upbeat and slightly kicked up version of “Drunken Sailor” which is always a staple in any Pub night.
While the CD also features other favorites as “Peggy Gordon” “Some say the Devil is Dead” (Which is always a hit in my book) and “Dirty Old Town” my personal favorite track is “Spanish Lady” which takes no prisoners and jumps right in with a fun mix of accordion, banjo, mandolin, bass and drums.
The album finishes off with “Boys in the Barroom” a percussion and mandolin filled jam that asks the question “Does God look down at the Boys in the Barroom?” Almost makes you think……….then it’s time for another round!!!
Overall, an enjoyable CD to play at any Irish themed party, or just whenever you need a smile on your face….This album will not let you down!
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