July 2012

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Morning y’all. I have been slow here over the last two weeks. Apologies. Work commitments have been a distraction.Sorry, work commitments have been my main focus. (Hello bosses if you are reading this). So now I will move on with a relatively recent addition to the americana scene in Ireland. Any band that cites Dillard […]

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Straight to business today. No hanging about. Still means it will probably take me about hour and a half to do this. I’m slow like that. Anyway; The Cedar Sound are a relatively new americana folk band. They formed at the start of this year and have been developing their sound since. The band are […]

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Apologies for the delay in the posts lately. I have been working on stuff behind the scenes. Hopefully you will see some changes soon. Anyway, back to the tunes. Not to be confused with archaeological digs in Dublin or NASA satellite missions to Mars, the Viking Project are a self described dirty folk rock band. […]

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I go looking for solo Irish female americana artists and then two come along at once. A bit different from my usual left-field or right-field stuff, some might describe Lisa Hake as M.O.R americana. Sometimes that word can be interpreted in disparaging light however I infer it to mean she makes consistent, rooted americana. Lisa […]

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Where in today’s episode, the author decides to write (hungover) about a band that requires extensive online research. Am I bovvered? Yes, yes I am. Good Tiger are a sadly disbanded lo-fi americana band from Kilkenny. One thing I have realised from researching this band is there a lot of internet activity related to a […]

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I don’t think I have posted about any Irish solo female americana influenced artists yet on this blog. Yes probably none. Well that’s about to change now: introducing Deetrich. Her name is Dee Doyle. I’ll call her Deetrich for the time being. Deetrich hails from Kilkenny. She has been gigging with various line-ups since 2006 […]

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I am sure you are sick of me talking about the Volvo ocean race week thing this week. The good news is I will talk of it no more….cause it’s over. I might mention it again in 2015 when the race hopefully returns. Anyway, one of the delightful products of getting out this week was […]

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