Celebrating their 25th anniversary year, Vancouver Canadian musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. The band returns this November for a full UK tour. They will be playing The Slaughtered Lamb in London on November 1st.

The tour dates sees support from fellow Canadian musician Sarah Jane Scouten, who recently released new album When The Bloom Falls From The Rose, to great acclaim. The two bands recently collaborated, creating a beautiful cover of Neil Young’s song ‘Long May You Run’ – due for release on October 27th on Light Organ Records.
Having been described as everything from Cajun slam grass to world beat, they’ve received a Juno award (plus two further Juno nominations); and two West Coast Music Awards.

The Paperboys The Paperboys were formed in 1992 when Landa first moved to Vancouver, and have released nine full-length albums together. Although The Paperboys have made critically acclaimed records, they arethrough and through a live act. They shine most on stage. They have spent the last 25 years on the road playing all over North America and Europe, where they have developed a large following without the aid of a record labels. They have become a festival favourite, and have played at Bumbershoot, Vancouver Folk Fest, Edmonton Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Folk Im Schloss, Trowbridge, Warwick Folk Festival, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and The Kennedy Centre, to name a few.

Tom and the band have always had a DIY approach to their career and have been very successful at it. They have formed their own label, their own management and booking agency, created their own festivals, and forged their own path. They’ve ensured that they keep a connection to their fans, and their fans have always loved and supported them through every album, every line-up change and through every adventure.

Once again, The Paperboys are poised to bring their adventurous vision of Canadian roots music to festivals, dance halls and theaters everywhere, spreading good cheer and great music.

THE PAPERBOYS UK TOUR (with Sarah Jane Scouten)
Tuesday 31st October Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

Wednesday 1st November The Slaughtered Lamb, London

Thursday 2nd November Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Friday 3rd November Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Saturday 4th November The Talbot Theatre @ Whitchurch Leisure Centre

Sunday 5th November Guildhall, Lichfield

Monday 6th November La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Tuesday 7th November Town Hall, Selby

Wednesday 8th November Victoria Hall, Settle

Thursday 9th November Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Friday 10th November Town Hall, Kirton in Lindsey

Saturday 11th November Globe Hall, Ireby

Sarah Jane Scouten

Following the critical success of new album When The Bloom Falls From The Rose (June 16th – Light Organ Records), two-time Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee, Sarah Jane Scouten returns to the UK for a headline tour this October, plus a string of dates in support of The Paperboys.
Observant, outspoken, and at the top of her craft, the new album is an luminous body of work; one that shines a light on the wind-whipped highway of Scouten’s life as a gifted songwriter, scholar of roots music history, and travelling musician. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths, Old Crow Medicine Show and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, Sarah Jane’s songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana.

Sarah Jane ScoutenFollowing 2016’s EP (produced by Andy Bishop) as part one of Vancouver label Light Organ Records’ The Railtown Sessions; Sarah Jane teamed up with the label to produce full length record When The Bloom Falls From The Rose, recording in Toronto with veteran Canadian producer Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Jill Barber).

First single taken from the album Every Song I Sing (released in 2016) exposes the classic country soul of Sarah Jane, equally deeply personal and written for the listener, an anthem for when you’re sad, every sad song becomes about you. New single Bang Bang scales up the beat combining the retro feel of country-folk with bluesy rockabilly; bombastic, irreverent and smutty behind a thin veneer, Bang Bang may not make sense, but it plays in the lyrical freedom that comes with the blues.


Tuesday 3rd October Cramlington Folk Club, Cramlington

Wednesday 4th October Woodend Creative, Scarborough

Thursday 5th October Black Swan Folk Club, York

Friday 6th October Argyle Cellar, Edinburgh

Saturday 7th October Music @ Craigie Folk Club, Scotland

Sunday 8th October Craigdarroch Arms, Monnaive, Scotland

Thursday 12th October Crail Folk Club, Fife

Friday 13th October Dorset Arms, East Grinstead

Saturday 14th October Wychood Folk Club, Oxon

Sunday 15th October Nest Collective, London

Monday 16th October The Doublet, Glasgow

Tuesday 17th October Leith Folk Club, Leith