Described by The Irish Times as “the renaissance man of English folk,” Chris Wood is an English singer songwriter, musician, and purveyor of folk – working true to its original intention – to talk, and to tell, to join-up, debunk […]
Hot off the touring circuit with Uncle Lucius, Curse of Lono is a group spawned from the British roots band Hey Negrita, pioneers of a particular alternative country, blues, folk, southern rock sound. After Hey Negrita’s demise, its founder Felix […]
Loudon Wainwright III brought his dry, droll ways to Belfast for the first time in nine years if I’ve counted it up right. He was nearly at the end of an Ireland and UK tour that had been running since […]
The shrewd carved words Ruth Theodore pens in her songs are intonated in a light and smoothly versatile voice. It is English-accented to the bone; it is poems to music. Her September ’16 release ‘Cactacus’ finely illustrates this, along with […]
In his multi-faceted role as interpreter, writer, performer, and innovator of English folk music, Martin Carthy is considered by many to be a godfather of that tradition. Since the 1960’s folk revival he has been key in paving the way with […]
Situated in the civil Irish parish of Tickmacrevan and settled in the long past kingdom of Dalriada, Glenarm is the hometown of singer songwriter Ben Glover. In Glenarm, the main street leads directly to the forest; the commanding castle gate […]
Between Richmond Fontaine, The Delines, and his own work, it’s been one hell of a year for Freddy Trujillo. This video premiere for his new single “Little Birds” continues that run. The single is from his album Amexica – a […]
I don’t live in David Lynch land, I just live in Belfast. That ‘weird America’ thing doesn’t happen here. Generally. The Handsome Family’s latest offering managed to land me right in the middle of weird America last week though. I […]
Ryan Bingham told me last year, “There’s a group of guys out here that call themselves The Americans. Some of the best song writing I’ve heard in years.” It’s strong praise indeed, but Bingham (with whom the group has toured […]
I’ve been to a few gigs recently by artists who started plying their trade in that 70’s tide of punk/new wave/alternative. There was Kid Congo Powers a couple of months ago, then Tom Robinson the other week, and Elvis Costello […]
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