Get ready for a real good time with Steve ‘n’ Seagulls! You know, the Finnish country band playing bluegrass(ish) versions of well-known hard rock and metal songs. They are currently in the middle of an 18 date North American tour.
In the current flux of the music business, the new kings of the realm are the YouTube vloggers and cover artists playing the classic tracks of yesteryear. Steve ‘n’ Seagulls sort of unintentionally figured out how to be both.
The band’s version of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC has been especially popular, clocking in over 83 million views on YouTube.
By nature, Steve ’n’ Seagulls is a Finnish band playing bluegrass(ish) versions of classic hard rock tracks (and a few originals in the mix) with an astonishing arsenal of acoustic instruments, including accordion, banjo, Cajon, double bass, and drums. Dressed in overalls, beaver hats and other clodhopper paraphernalia, they look like preposterous stereotypes of your average moonshining, tobacco-chewing corn-fed rednecks of bygone days.
Grainsville North American Tour 2019
09/07 – Legs Inn – Harbor Springs, MI*
09/08 – Otus Supply – Ferndale, MI*
09/09 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY*
09/11 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON*
09/12 – Midland Cultural Centre – Midland, ON*
09/13 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY*
09/14 – Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, ME
09/15 – Once Ballroom – Somerville, MA*
09/17 – Hill Country Live – Washington, DC*
09/18 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY*
*Supporting act is ClusterPuck.
Presented by Atomic Music Group.