MUSIC: Vancouver, B.C.’s Paperboys serve up world-roots music March 13

The Paperboys make music described by founder Tom Landa as high-energy songs that are like a “Guinness with a tequila chaser while listening to an Americana jukebox.”

They will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, on the Skagit Valley College campus in Mount Vernon.

From Vancouver, B.C., The Paperboys are a Celtic folk music band that blends Mexican son jarocho (a regional folk music) with Irish jigs and reels, and a good dose of country and bluegrass, along with ska, soca, African highlife and reggae, zydeco, soul, pop and funk.

Founded in 1992, the Paperboys have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and routinely perform sold-out shows at some of the most popular and prestigious clubs and festivals throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Tickets, $20, are available at 360-416-7727 and mcintyrehall.org.