The Coalboilers are an acoustic duo from Boston's North Shore area however unlike any other "acoustic duo" you may have seen or heard. Gary Backstrom and Charley Carrozo have developed a near telepathic bond in their musical expression where they are able to move seamlessly through improvisational instrumental and vocal jams, sometimes playing two hour sets one song into the next without stopping or ever planning the set list. Gary is a true virtuoso on guitar and creates magic every time he plays a solo. Charley's rhythm guitar playing holds down the grooves but also allows for spur of the moment reinterpretations of whatever song they are playing. The chemistry between Gary and Charley is the result of over two decades playing shows together but was also there from their very first show at The Attic in Newton, MA in 1996 in the building they are named after. There is nothing out there quite like The Coalboilers and their shows have to be seen to be believed.