Tumbling Bones come to Mayo

Three gig stop off: American roots band Tumbling Bones will be stopping off for gigs in Westport and Balla in the near future.

Three gig stop off: American roots band Tumbling Bones will be stopping off for gigs in Westport and Balla in the near future.

From Maine on the coast of northeast USA, Tumbling Bones play a mix of down-home, old-fashioned, American folk music that belies the youth of its three band members. But their folk is no museum piece; it is living, breathing, music infused with a little of the contemporary rock ‘n’ roll the fellas were reared on and reworked into their original arrangements and compositions. Tumbling Bones have a passion for the heritage of American music and a penchant for honest, no frills-attached, acoustic music.

The formation of Tumbling Bones in Maine was the result of an impromptu all-night recording session with Pete and Jake, and fiddler Sam McDougle in the winter of 2011. The ensuing debut album Risk Not Your Soul reached the top 10 on the Roots Music Report's folk radio chart - a phenomenal achievement for a newly formed group. They will play three shows in Mayo over the coming months, stopping off first in the Atlantic Coast Hotel in Westport on Friday June 14 as part of the Westport Blues Festival and again the following evening they will be in the Clew Bay Hotel, James Street, Westport, also as part of the festival. They will round off their stop off in Mayo with a show in Mansion’s on Main Street, Balla, on Sunday June 16.

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