Beginning Monday, 29th July, my birthday, I will begin recording an Irish song every day for two weeks. To be honest, I’ve let the studio get a bit messy and I need a project to force me to tidy up and begin recording the songs I’ve been working on. More than that, it’s a chance for us to interact, and I’d love your feedback on some songs you’ve never heard me perform.
So, watch for further anouncements, as well as downloadable MP3s and videos for the songs. As the project progresses, I will include the songs here, and on my Bandcamp page.
This Saturday, 27th July, catch me at one of my favourite coffee houses, Saint Charles Coffee House in lovely Saint Peters, MO. I’ll bring the songs, new and old, and you call your friends to enjoy the fun and great food and drink. Have a coffee, or try dinner or a nosh.
The following weekend, on 3rd August, I open for Phavian, LA’s own progressive rock ensemble, as they perform an acoustic set with me a the at gallery and music venue, Blank Space on Cherokee Street in Saint Louis.
Come out and enjoy the music, and don’t be shy. Come up and say hello at either of, or both, shows.
I was thinking of the Chieftains on the bus this morning, and about their 50 years spreading Irish music around the globe, and all their collaborations. It reminded me of this bit from a few months ago on CBS in the states. In the 1990s, they began what became a very successful series of collaborations with musicians known for pop, rock, and various other genres. “Still best known for sounding Irish.”
By the way, the new album is brilliant as always, and includes an even greater diversity of guests than ever: Bon Iver, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops. This is good stuff for those of us whose modern musical tastes aren’t incredibly mainstream.
You can get your own copy, or at least check it out at Amazon.com: Voice Of Ages at Amazon.com (disclosure: link uses my affiliate ID, btw).
If you don’t know The Chieftains, you’ve got some catching up to do.
Anyone else have Voice of Ages? What do you think of it? Leave comments below.