One of the most exciting bands from this year's Saline Celtic Festival -- The Steel City Rovers of Hamilton, Ontario -- are winding up their U.S. tour with a finale concert at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The show is presented by Acoustic Routes Concerts.
The Rovers' music is a cross-pollination of the Celtic and North American traditions they call "Celti-billy." The band is simply electric to witness in person. Ryan is a powerful baritone and he is joined on harmonies by his guitar-playing brother Joel for that inimitable familial vocal blend. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, rotating quickly between wind, strings, keys and even the Scottish small pipes. Dave on fiddle is lightning-quick and incredibly precise. Dave on percussion plays a dynamic setup of own invention. This act is always fresh, familiar and fun.
Choice cuts from their expansive catalog of traditional and original tunes include: