We are delighted to announce Willy Vlautin in conversation with Tony Clayton-Lea Irish Times music critic, at this years festival! Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s Too Much Water
Since 2009 TV Jones & The Tomahawks have been whipping up some rock and roll frenzies throughout the Roots festivals, starting off as a high octane rockabilly unit, over the years they have incorporated elements of punk, honky tonk, surf and mariachi into their mix and have released two CDs of original material that have
John Blek & The Rats announce the release of their second album, ‘Borders’ An album that captures the band shaking off their ramshackle beginnings and committing to tape a collection of new songs with a cohesive sonic richness, that embrace a fuller, fuzzier sound while striking a balance between experimentation and the tunefulness for which
Tim V. Smyth has been a busy man recently. As a member of Hidden Highways he helped to produce one of the best Irish albums of recent years, being both critically acclaimed and well-loved among music fans. He’s also a member of the Sunday School Sessions who play too infrequently for their many admirers.Following on
Cale Tyson is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, TN. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound.
David Corley’s 2015 debut Available Light earned international critical accolades, and featured prominently on years’ best lists across Europe,Ireland and the U.K. The Lafayette Indiana songwriter returns to Ireland, accompanied by producer and multi instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown,acclaimed Canadian picker Joey Wright, Gregor Beresford on drums and Cait O Riordan on bass.David’s new record is currently
Barna Howard was born and raised in a quintessential Midwest town. His youth in Eureka, Missouri was pure Americana – the sort of childhood that inspired E.T.-era Spielberg – baseball cards in his bicycle spokes, flying freely down Main Street and through neighbors’ backyards.
On The Delta Saints’ new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock ‘n’ roll’s building blocks – country, R&B, soul and gospel – The Delta Saints’ second full-length effort
On first listen, it’s easy to mistake Ryley Walker’s sophomore album as the forgotten effort of a heralded ’60s British folk-jazz quartet. Opening with its earthy title track, Primrose Green whisks listeners back several decades. The Chicago songwriter wields his guitar with masterful ease. It’s more than an extension of his body — it’s an extension of
Failure has always been a favorite topic of Texas troubadour Hayes Carll. Much of the songwriting catalog he’s built up over the last dozen-plus years revolves around dashed dreams, doomed romance and drunken predicaments. Very often, though, he’s leavened the losing with cleverly deployed gallows humor, self-deprecation and yarn spinning, linking his work to his