After possibly straying off course (depending on your view), the next three posts will feature three bands producing classic americana. All the stereotypes; fiddle, singing about lost love and mandolin licks (and there’s nothing wrong with that.) Also I want to return to less writing and more music unless you enjoy the writing? I haven’t […]

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Another artist on the edge of americana. I realise that some of the artists that I blog about may not be classed as pure americana or alt-country but that’s to be expected (I think anyway) in a place like Ireland. Wouldn’t you expect artists, singers, songwriters from this island to be influenced by a multitude […]

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Following on from my last post, I went looking for songs that shout out desert noir to me. Not as easy to find as you might think but I have come fairly close with Lights Camera Sundown. I would describe them as playing bluesy-folk. If you’re looking for a reference point, the tunes actually remind […]

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It’s a Tuesday evening in Galway, the sky is clear and the sun is shining. What could be wrong in the world? Well it’s the first day back at work after three days off and like most people I am still recovering from the weekend….slowly. Time then to wake myself up. Lucky that I came […]

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So the point of this post is to highlight music that I have come across from America that I can’t post here because this is technically a Irish americana blog and I have to stick to my own rules. The idea is here I will suggest a load of bands (but not too many) from […]

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Well i’m back…sort of. Finally got settled here in the city of the tribes. Only took me about a month. I do things slowly as can be attested to by the output of this blog. Since I have posted, Levon Helm has passed away. The Band had and especially with The Last Waltz impacted on […]

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The time has come after settling into this slowly to lay down what I envisage for this blog. To give you, the reader, an idea of what to expect and to keep myself, the writer, within my own parameters and not be wandering off. Why did I start this blog? I started this blog to […]

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Six posts in and I am already straying off topic. The Eskies might not technically qualify as an americana band but they aren’t far off and that’s my justification for including them so there! Anyway where was I. I love bands that don’t take themselves too seriously. In this case, the Eskies are fond of […]

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Just when I started to get going. Sorry for the lack of posting. I have started a new job in Galway and trying to pack, move and sellotape stuff takes up a lot of time. Regular service I hope will resume shortly.

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Shite is a word that is not used near enough in songs. Its such a great word. Rather than shit, it can convey much stronger emotion and contempt for a subject. Gladly Cold Comfort have found found a way to utilise shite in their music, the word that is. The Dublin based band formed in […]

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