Straight out of Brooklyn with not a skinny legged bearded hipster in sight comes The Canny Brothers Band playing old school Irish folk with a strong nod to both The Wolfe Tones and The Dubliners and maybe just a little nod to some laid back west coast sounds. The Guinness Situation is the third album from The Canny Brothers and its chockablock full of great folk standards – Drunken Sailor, Spanish Lady, Peggy Gordon and more. I particularly like the versions Celtic Symphony and …..the Devil is Dead. In addition I want to give a shout out to standout original tracks the biographical William O’Conner and Devil’s Bird.
The Canny Brothers will be in Brooklyn way after the skinny legs have shaved and moved to Jersey and if the bros ever grow beard they will Ronnie Drew specials.