ST. PATRICK’S DAY
with THE PROVISIONAL and THE SERFS
St. Patrick’s Day at the Turf Club
Celtic Folk rock trio from St. Paul, MN performing contemporary, traditional, and original Irish music. The Provisional is Tony Dennison & Brian Barrett. Dennison was a founding member of Dischord Records’ Smart Went Crazy and a founding member of D.C.’s The Caribbean. Barrett has played in several local St. Paul bands and has run an independent record label.
Minneapolis’s own Irish Pub Rock band. Formed in 1999, The Serfs have been playing their own brand of Irish rock all over the Twin Cities. Due to the unexpected death of original drummer Mark Schommer in 2007, The Serfs took a short break to mourn the lost Serf.
Coming to the decision that Mark would not have wanted them to quit, the band decided to ask Tom Nelson, a mutual friend of Mark, Erik & Greg to join the band. Tom brought a new sound to the band, employing a full drumset and hand percussion, the band was ready to get back on stage. Covering bands such as Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and the Pogues, to their own originals, The Serfs keep the people dancing, singing, and drinking!
The Serfs have their first CD out as well, with a fitting title of Will Work for Beer.