There’s no other band around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, this roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, playing everything from down-home bluegrass and country to reckless rockabilly.
The band has excited crowds all over the world, from Denmark’s Tønder Festival and the UK’s Cambridge Folk Festival to Merlefest in North Carolina and the Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia. They’ve collected a mantle full of awards and recognitions — a grand total of 12 Music PEI Awards and East Coast Music Awards for their albums Laugh, Dance & Sing (2015), Pickin’ n Clickin’ (2013) and self-titled debut (2011). Their latest is Dreamland (2019).
In addition to Gordie (fiddle, guitar, vocals), The Boys are Peter Cann (guitars, banjo, vocals), Thomas Webb (stand-up bass, guitar, banjo, steel guitar, vocals), and Jason Burbine (drums, bass, guitar, vocals).
Crowds love them everywhere they go, they get “that feeling” thanks to Gordie’s charm, flying fiddle and feet, and His Rhythm Boys’ unique blend of just about every roots genre going. That feeling?
“A fiddle fuelled, frenzied hootin’, tootin’, pickin’ and clickin’ old-time, that’s what. Sound like a mouthful? Exactly.” – Scenestr