Canada's fast-fiddling, step-dancing Partridge Family is bringing their big bus to Boise for a live performance at the Morrison Center. Leahy, previously known as The Leahy Family, consists of eight brothers and sisters who play a variety of instruments, sing and dance. The Leahy siblings, who number 11 in total, grew up on a farm in Lakefield, Ontario, playing Celtic pop instead of Pong. In 1985, the family inspired the Oscar-winning documentary, The Leahys: Music Most of All.
After the brood grew up and settled down, they decided to get more serious about the band. In 1998, Leahy accepted an invitation to open for Shania Twain after she released Come On Over--which went on to become the biggest-selling album of all time by a female musician. That opportunity opened a variety of doors for Leahy, which has since gone on to win Canadian Juno Awards for Best New Group, Best Country Group and Best Instrumental Album.
On their Web site, the band describes themselves as "a musical group of brothers and sisters, a sound, a style of music, a way of life, a volcanic explosion of talent and energy, intense emotion and feral passion." If a pack of feral, fiddle-happy step-dancers (with a crazy amount of talent) sounds like your cup of moonshine, make your way to the Morrison Center on Saturday, March 13, for what is sure to be an exhaustingly stimulating performance.