From their first gig, in the basement bar of a Fargo strip club, to their fall 2005 appearance at the legendary Cabooze club in Minneapolis, MN, North Dakota's 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 suited 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 you hungry for more.
Their showmanship and musicianship has not been overlooked by their peers, either. In just one short year of playing venues around North Dakota and Minnesota, they have already shared the stage with some of the most established and up-and-coming artists in upper Midwest, including Wookiefoot, Trampled by Turtles, Stealin' Strings, Down Lo, 40 Watt Bulb, Quadrophonic, The White Iron Band , Javier Trejo, WBPN, The Big Wu, and more! Almost every one of these billings has led to onstage collaboration, and with many "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.
If you'd like to know more, check out the official band site at http://thelegionnaires.net! Live versions of our songs are always available for free at http://www.thelegionnaires.net/tunes, and can be played on ANY mp3 player!