Larry and his Flask bring punk swagger to Sask Jazz Fest: Review, Video

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American punk bluegrass group bring the ruckus

When was the last time you saw a circle pit at a Saskatchewan Jazz Fest show? Probably never.

On Saturday, June 29, Larry and his Flask, a punk bluegrass group from Oregon, tore into a two-hours long set at Amigos Cantina, inspiring a dance floor full of punks and jazz aficionados alike.

And yeah, at one point there was definitely a circle pit.

Armed with instruments such as a banjo and a trombone, the band immediately launched themselves around the stage with a high octane energy that was almost terrifying. Playing a set comprised of songs from their extensive back catalog, as well as their newest full-length By The Lamplight, the members of Larry and his Flask flew recklessly around, and off, the stage for the entirety of their set.

Seriously, I have never seen anyone play a double bass like that before, high kicks and everything.

Check it out below.

The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival wraps up on July 1 with the Free Stage:

1pm: King Station Jazz Band
3pm: Shelley Ewing Quartet feat. Kim Salkeld
5pm: Absofunkinlutely
7pm: Phoenix Laurén and The Strength
9pm: Five Alarm Funk