STOUT IRISH ROCK
Blaggards (no “the”, pronounced BLA’ GUARDS or BLA’ GHERDS, depending on where you’re from) formed July 2004 in Houston, Texas. We play what we call Stout Irish Rock, traditional Irish music mixed with rock n’ roll, informed by everything from Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley to Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath. Blaggards are guitarist/vocalist Patrick Devlin, bassist/vocalist Chad Smalley, and drummer Eric C. Hughes.
Blaggards maintain a rigorous schedule, playing constantly throughout Texas and touring nationally several times a year. We’ve also toured Ireland nearly every year since 2010.
Our music has appeared in movies and TV. An original instrumental entitled "Kerfuffleful" appears in the New Line Cinema motion picture How to Be Single, released February 2016. "Drunken Sailor" and "Big Strong Man" from our first CD, Standards, were both featured in episode 86 of the CBS series The Good Wife, aired on March 24, 2013. "Big Strong Man" also appears in the British film The Kid, directed by Nick Moran and based on the best-selling book by Kevin Lewis.