Cankickers are a band that look to be made up of scruffy punk bike messengers. That they make a bizarre version of bluegrass, appalachian music and old Irish fiddle tunes should come as no surprise to readers of this blog as this style of music being played by young musicians certainly seems to be a trend.
I have no firsthand knowledge of the band although they will be touring the midwest in a couple of months to support their new record Mountain Dudes. Hopefully I’ll track them down and have a sweaty good time and maybe a Guiness or two. Here’s two from the new record and then some back catalog (you’re gonna love “Froggy Went a Couting”). Buy their stuff