The Legionnaires

The Legionnaires

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The Legionnaires are more than just a band...they're a group of characters from points south and beyond. A taste of traditional country and bluegrass mixed with extended jams, unusual love songs, suggestive themes and humorous tales of the trail.

Biography

From their first gig in the basement bar of a Fargo, North Dakota strip club, to their fall 2005 appearance at the legendary Cabooze club in Minneapolis, The Legionnaires have become a hot topic on the lips of music and comedy fans across the upper midwest. Their unique blend of country, rock, bluegrass, and world beat music is nearly as noteworthy as their hilariously raunchy lyrics about forbidden carnal pleasures, life on the road, and the prices paid for indulging in too much of both. Take warning, the subject matter in this incredibly entertaining show is not appropriate for all ages crowds but their energetic performances and commanding stage presence are perfectly suited for a roof-raising, floor-stomping party that is sure to leave your patrons asking when the next Legionnaires show is coming to town.

Their showmanship and musicianship has not been overlooked by their peers, either. In just one short year of playing several venues in North Dakota and Minnesota, they have already shared the stage with some of the most established and up-and-coming artists in the Upper Midwest including Wookiefoot, Trampled By Turtles, Stealin' Strings, DownLo, 40 Watt Bulb, The White Iron Band, and The Big Wu. Almost every one of these billings led to onstage collaboration and with "Honorary Legionnaires" now scattered throughout the Midwest, there is always the possibility of a local celebrity musician showing up at a Legionnaires show to join in the fun.

Discography

Live versions of nearly all of our songs are available for streaming and download at http://www.thelegionnaires.net/tunes and http://www.myspace.com/ndlegionnaires.

Set List

The band draws from an ever-growing collection of 35 originals and 25-30 cover songs (Johnny Cash, David Allan Coe, Grateful Dead), and with over five hours of material, can play any combination of shorter and longer sets, as fits the venue's format.