The veteran, banjo player and songwriter famed for his dynamic, often unhinged, performances has assembled a brutish, inelegant rock & roll ensemble to bring his historically evocative compositions to vivid life!
ndie-folk singer, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter, who's steadily carving a name as one of Ireland’s most exciting innovative female singers... "Blending Irish trad with modern folk, the singer delivers 10 exquisite tunes (some in Irish), with her ethereal vocals as spellbinding as ever...entirely unique" Hotpress
Using techniques from body percussion, tap dance, overtone singing and physical theatre, performance duo Lunatraktors explore a set of British, Irish and Australian ballads to rediscover folk music as a queer space of personal and political transformation.
Once in a lifetime a gig surpasses all expectations, slapping you in the face with its grace, majestic singing, the quality of the material. [it] demonstrated music's power to stir the heart and soul. In my all-time Top 10 that one.” The Australian
“An intuitive and versatile singer and songsmith, Brigid O’Neill segues easily between genres with whispery delicate lyrics contrasting beautifully with an upbeat rhythm and high energy vibe” Irish Music Magazine
Veteran deathfolk, blues, psych-fi, traditional and world twangist & singer Ian A. Anderson has returned to solo gigs, mixing a huge variety of songs from his 50+ year career with fascinating anecdotery.
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer "One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” (Uncut), "Her keen, ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ (Billboard.com)
**** “Clever crafted songwriting…full of proper tunes & grown-up words…a clever, wily, literate writer” - R2 ****: “Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies’ sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe’s sly humour”... - The Dominion Post
Taking inspiration from bands like The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, Lots creates clever lyrics, strong melodies and memorable songs that manage to stay with you long after you first hear them - music that hits the heart and soothes the ears.
"Folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn't fit into any existing musical pigeonhole" (R2 Magazine). "Fully immersive and entertaining; seductive and beautiful in equal measure” (Mumble Music).
“Tugging at the heartstrings, is often uplifting, includes gorgeous melodies, great vocals and playing, brilliant arrangements and atmospheres that flow between deep, dark and spooky, as well as eerie and haunting with occasional flashes of light.” AmericanaUK
...dusty barroom shuffles, sassy two-steps and ethereal country-folk... informed by the vintage duets of George Jones and Melba Montgomery, as well as the more modern pairing of John Prine and Iris DeMent." Chicago Tribune
"Porter is a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone..." (The Washington Post), "Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever." (Tori Amos), “I found Willy on iTunes six years ago. Went to see him live and joined the converted.“ (Al Kooper - Bob Dylan/Blood, Sweat & Tears)
Hailed as "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone, “Senora May Sounds Like: A mountain music version of Feist’s “Gatekeeper” with the occasional flute. For Fans of: Cat Power, Bright Eyes, Lucinda Williams. ” Rolling Stone Country
“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.” Penguin Eggs... “Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.” Permanent Rain Press... “One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard” Leader Post Regina