FINNEGAN BLUE

"Guaranteed to put a smile in your ears."

 -Dave Good

The San Diego Reader

Call them a family band: sibling duo Anna Lee and Willie Fleming, joined by their dad Bill, take Americana clear off the rails!  The band (with Malcolm Jones on sax, Ronnie Valles on percussion, and bassist Oskar Beckmann) leapfrogs through a mix of their own toe-tapping originals and covers from Flogging Molly/Pogues-style electrified folk, bluegrass, Grateful Dead, Sublime, Amy Winehouse, and Stevie Wonder, all hot-wired by Finnegan Blue’s high-energy.

But there’s more. Right about the place when most bands would stop, that’s when the trombones come out and Finnegan Blue introduces New Orleans style Second Line.  This is what makes them favorites throughout southwestern festivals including the Strings Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the North Park Festival of the Arts, the Adams Avenue Street Fair, and the Mammoth Lakes 53 Kitchen Run. Finnegan Blue played Arizona’s Chandler Center and Green Valley Recreation last summer and two residencies in Las Vegas Libraries this past season. Next season includes their annual Luck of the Irish tour throughout the Western States, stops throughout Colorado, and a double educational residency in Steamboat Springs!

What an excellent two concerts we had last week with Finnegan Blue! Anna Lee and Willie performed and engaged with our sensory friendly audience in such a genuine and lovely way, and the evening concert was a ton of fun. A really sensational group! 

 -Katie Carroll

Director of Artistic Administration & Education

Strings Festival, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

" They were great! Had our crowd of mostly seniors up and dancing!"

 -TJ Hicks

Program Coordinator

Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory

Just wanted to tell you how happy people were tonight listening to Finnegan Blue. They had us all toe tapping and marching to 'When the Saints Come Marching In'.  We loved their original music too!

 -Martha White

Music Chair for the Friends of the Point Loma Library

Run - Finnegan Blue
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Rye Whiskey - Finnegan Blue
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