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Some weeks ago Little John Nee captivated the Town Hall studio with his autobiographical show The Galway Years, and he returns to the venue next weekend with more engrossing memoirs in The Glasgow Years in which he will revisit his 1960s childhood.
ONE EVENING in 1951, in the Massachusetts town of Dedham, a young Irish-American teenager happened to tune in to the local radio station as a country band called The Confederate Mountaineers were playing.
AS I write, shrill shrieks and grunts James Brown would be envious of are busting out of the speakers from my 45rpm copy of ‘I’m A Man’. Indeed the artist’s old nickname ‘Little JB’ comes from his physical and vocal resemblance to Brown. However this is unmistakably Lee Fields, a very different talent.
AMERICAN ROOTS rock maestro Dave Alvin rolls into town next week with his band The Guilty Ones for what’s sure to be a storming gig at Kelly’s Bar, which is part of the Galway Arts Festival’s music lineup.
Joe Fury and the Hayride are based on the Galway/Mayo border, renowned for their high energy live performances and unique combination of roots music styles - described by Chez Draper (Austin Producer) as “Red hot rockabilly, country boogie, swampin’ jumpin’ blue-grassy feel at its best“. The feel, grit, and swing in Joe’s voice is backed by the driving line-up of doghouse bass, real pickin' guitar, swinging drums, and that slidin' lap steel, along with some wailin’ harp.
WHAT HAPPENED when An Irishman, an Englishman, and an American walked into a bar? They took out their guitars and started to play.
To promote the release of their latest album, This is Normal, Los Langeros join forces with Whipping Boy front man Fearghal McKee with his new band for a series of dates across Ireland, stopping off in Geraghty’s, Westport, on October 9. Los Langeros are a demented concoction of country-tinged goat-punk rockabilly. With three albums already behind them and diversity of sound reflecting their disparate influences from Hank Williams to Nomeansno and Tom Waits.
With his staring eyes, square jaw, lengthy black hair, and dark suits, the image Galway born vocalist and songwriter Larry Beau presents to the world is that of a roguish Victorian dandy.
Scotlands most popular singer-songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland for the now traditional annual tour.
Roots music legend and country pioneer Jason Ringenberg is returning to Cleeres tonight Friday, June 12 at 8pm as part of his summer tour.