WHETHER MICAH P Hinson was "raised by snake-handlers or worked at the local food court", his music "would still bleed authenticity". So wrote music critic Brian Howe about the Texan born indie Americana singer-songwriter.
Pitchfork's Jason Crock has said of Hinson: "Hinson's low, near-monotone singing is as human as Willie Nelson's, but not as approachable or everyman; there's some intangible but obvious sadness in the hoarse creak at the edges of his syllables. It's easy to believe he's been through something most of us haven't, something we'd be able to see in his eyes just as we hear it in his voice."
Galway will be able to see for itself when the man, and his band, play the Róisín Dubh on Friday October 6 at 8pm. He has also released a new album, Presents The Holy Strangers, via Full Time Hobby, which the artist has described as a “modern folk opera".
The 14-track album tells the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide, following their decisions, faults, and beauty. Two years in the making, Micah wrote and recorded The Holy Strangers in Denison, Texas, incorporating old reel to reel tapes, analogue keyboards, and old Tascam and Yamaha desks.
Support is from Irish singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna, who has just released his new single ‘Bad Boys’. His new album will be out on Strange Brew Rekkids next year.
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.