Josh Lederman y Los Diablos: The Town’s Old Fair

Boston’s self proclaimed “King’s of the Irish wedding band scene” actually hail from bordering Somerville, a small and gritty, working class ethnic city that also happens to be one of the hippest places to live in America (Utne Reader) and all this with out losing it’s way to yuppies and gentrification. One could argue that Los Dablios embody the very essence of Somerville.

Los Dablios take Josh Lederman’s melancholy and boozy, romantic lyrics and vocals inspired by the MacGowan and Waits school of songwriting and combine it with American and ethnic roots-rock with a strong Irish and Jewish overtones – of course – and at times touches of Jazz, Cajun and Big Band. Someone once described this as folk punk for nerds and computer programmers – a perfect description.

July 2004

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