Artist of the day: 3 Pint Harmony
Combining roots, country, Irish folk and Celtic rock, St. Pete quintet 3 Pint Harmony -- singer Patty Mills, violinist Christer Saarikko, guitarist Lisa Hargiss, drummer Ken Walker and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Rick Mastry -- offer up a quirky take on traditional rock from the old country. A song like Gasoline, for example, sounds like Loreena McKennitt fronting the B-52s at a blues bar on St. Patty's Day.
The fresh take on Celtic folk should come as no surprise, as the band has roots all over the world -- Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Syria and beyond. Walker was even a member of the Vodkanauts, Tampa's Bay's popular surf-rock group.
On Friday, check out 3 Pint Harmony at Three Birds Tavern, 1492 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. "Outside, under the stars, great pour of Guinness, live Irish Rock!" says Hargiss. The show starts at 8 p.m. Free.