Browsing: The Archive

2005

Eliza Gilkyson

The daughter of successful songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza is a third generation musician who grew…

2005

The Czars

The Czars rise above musical fads and trends in their search for something richer and more…

2005

Entrance

Entrance is the public title for the music of Guy Blakeslee , a 22-year-old guitarist,…

2005

The Hacienda Bros

The Hacienda Bros are fronted by two living legends, Dave Gonzalez and Chris Gaffney. Gonzalez is…

2005

Two Cow Garage

Two Cow Garage hail from Columbus, Ohio . Among many locals, Columbus is known as “Cowtown.” Like their…

2005

The Waifs

The Waifs have been doing their thing for a decade now, and it finally looks…

2005

Patrick Street

Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, Jackie Daly, John Carty and Ged Foley – collectively known as…

2005

Ray LaMontagne

The story goes that Ray was a recluse living in a log cabin in Maine when…

2005

Son Volt

Son Volt is Jay Farrar’s popular rock band persona.. “Son Volt represent a certain spirit…

2004

Richmond Fontaine

Richmond Fontaine have met a lot of shady characters; meth freaks, alcoholics, gun-wielding insomniacs. With…

2004

Rosie Thomas

An unassuming treasure: quietly affecting songs filled with yearning, questing nostalgia. Touring and recording hasn’t…

2004

Laura Veirs

Seattle-based singer who combines accomplished songwriting with elements of bluegrass and experimental music. A prolific writer…

2004

Caitlin Cary

USA Today’s Brian Mansfield says “Ryan Adams isn’t the only talented alumnus of alternative-country’s deities…

2004

Big Sandy and his Flyrite Boys

On their first visit to Ireland, please welcome  Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, America’s premier specialist rockabilly/hillbilly…

2004

Kelly Joe Phelps

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps raises the musical bar with  his singular guitar sound, soulful vocals…

2004

Jay Farrar

Jay Farrar is seen as the godfather of alt country – otherwise known as Americana…

2004

Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Swing, Hot Jazz, Hot Club! Jools Holland faves, the globe-trotting Hot Club of Cowtown…

2004

Terry Allen

Texan legend Terry Allen is one of the foremost exponents of the progressive movement in contemporary…

2003

Jeff Finlin

American songwriter currently residing in Nashville, he’s inspired by the Beat Poets. Jeff Finlin comes from…

2003

Greg Trooper

Greg Trooper is one of the best-kept secrets in Nashville these days. As  diverse a  group as Steve Earle,…

2003

Blue Moon Boys

From Fort Wayne, Indiana,  this is high octane rockabilly, rooted in the fifties sound and equally loved by…

2003

Paul Burch

A warm welcome back to Paul who thrilled us in Kilkenny in 2001. Supporting Laura…

2003

Rosie Flores

The Rockabilly Filly has done more for women in rockabilly than anyone since Wanda Jackson.…

2003

Devics’

Los Angeles’ Devics’grand, melancholic ballads are mysterious and ambiguous, not evoking any particular decade nor neatly…

2003

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell has struck a chord with public and critics alike receiving glowing reviews in…

2003

Hem

With a traditional American music but a contemporary aesthetic. The music is lush and full…

2003

The Mendoza Line

Songwriters Timothy Bracy and Peter Hoffman brought together a love of Replacements era punk, traditional…

2003

Josh Rouse

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop called him “sublime”; Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies said he was…

2002

The Boz Boorer Band

Boz  Boorer has reformed the same band that performed so memorably at Kilkenny last year. Primarily…

2002

Sonny George

Country/rockabilly legend Sonny makes a welcome return to Kilkenny. His latest album was recorded at…

2002

Thea Gilmore

Drawing inspiration from a song writing lineage which includes Bob Dylan and the 1960s folk/protest movement,…

2002

Peter Case

Case was a founder member of the renowned band, The Plimsouls, a roots-conscious power pop…

2002

The Cash Brothers

Gently buzzing balm for the mind, the Cashes’ music borrows from pop, country, and guitar…

2002

Mary Gauthier

“Lord knows how many dead dogs she’s had, but at a glance, Mary Gauthier’s background…

2002

Tom Russell

Tom Russell & Andrew Hardin w/ special guest Mary Gauthier. One of the great American folk-heroes, from…

2001

Boz Boorer & Friends

Boz  Boorer has reformed the same band that performed at Kilkenny last year with addition of…

2001

Geoff Muldaur

He came out of the burgeoning rock scene in the Boston area in the early 1960s. In…

2001

The Gordons

It’s mountain music at it’s best. It’s old time bluegrass music sung simply and honestly.…

2001

Grand Drive

Picture the Flying Burrito brothers meets the Beach Boys, they even have brothers named Wilson in the…

2001

Jason Ringenberg

The Godfather of alternative country music, Jason & The Scorchers stormed Nashville and the rest of the…

2001

Marah

They have the rare, undeniably cool swagger of a genuine rock ‘n’ roll band. David…

2001

Sean Keane

Though best known as a traditional singer, he successfully mixes country, blues and pop songs.…

2001

Ryan Adams

From his beginnings with Whiskeytown on the alternative country label, Bloodshot Records to his recent…

2000

Guy Davis

Guy Davis is a bluesman like no other. He has dedicated himself to reviving the…

2000

Peter Bruntnell

He has been described as Britain’s greatest songwriters. His album Normal for Bridgewater has guest appearances from member of alt.…

2000

Juliet Turner

Home-grown talent, a singer with a big future ahead of her. She is one of…

2000

John Stewart

From the  folk/pop Kingston Trio in the 60s to his current cult status, John Stewart has been…

2000

Stacey Earle

With a new album coming out on E-squared Records  in May entitled Dance With Them That Brung…

2000

Holmes Brothers

Soul, gospel, blues, R &B and country gel together in it’s finest incarnation from the…

2000

Giant Sand

Giant Sand is the primary outlet for the stylistic curveballs and sun damaged song-craft of…

2000

The Derailers

Bakersfield honky tonk meets the British invasion is one way to describe the Derailers. One of…

2000

Odetta

Odetta is the Queen of American Folk Music and an acknowledged influence on artists as…

1999

Travis T. Merle

A hit at the Edinburgh Festival, Travis T. Merle brings his warped show to Kilkenny.…

1999

Peter Mulvey

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey is set apart from the crowd by the boldness of his music,…

1999

Dan Crary

One of the world’s leading acoustic guitarists, he is rooted deep in bluegrass and is…

1999

Sonny George

Country/rockabilly hero, ex of the legendary Planet Rockers, this is twangy country at it’s best,…

1999

The Gourds

from Austin Texas are backwoods acoustic roots rockers with mandolin, guitars, accordion, electric bass and…

1999

Calexico

Calexico are well known as the rhythm section of desert-rockers Giant Sand and OP8. Their…

1999

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell may well be one of the most talented country artists of his generation.…

1999

Kinky Friedman

Musician, author and cigar smoker. He says he’s the only non-land-owning, cigar-smoking, mystery-writing, cat-loving, Irish…

2016

Hayes Carll

Failure has always been a favorite topic of Texas troubadour Hayes Carll. Much of the…

2016 The Weather Station

The Weather Station

“Plain but elegant, simple but intricate… Her songs feel very much like attempts to understand…