Sunday, April 03, 2011

May Gigs in Rose's West End Bar

Peter Mulvey and Marc O'Reilly - a dream double bill
Friday May 13th at 9.00 pm in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore

Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. He is best known for his dark (quirky) songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style. Peter has been a regular visitor to Lismore over the years and his return is eagerly anticipated.

Marc O'Reilly is an Irish singer-songwriter growing his following and reputation after the release of his first album in February 2011. My Friend Marx launched to great reviews and fantastic live sessions. As a young artist, Marc sometimes opened for Peter Mulvey. Now a real treat: a live double bill from two great musicians.



John Francis
Saturday May 21st at 9.00 pm in Rose's West End Bar

John Francis now makes his home (when not touring 200+ days per year) in Music City...Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, he recorded his newest release 'the Better Angels' in the Cash Cabin Studio. Produced by John Carter Cash in the fabled home studio of his parents Johnny and June. 'The Better Angels' was released Nov.9, 2010. Featuring legendary musicians: Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart), Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco), Michael Rhodes (Sheryl Crowe, J.J. Cale), Robbie Turner (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson) and featuring Rachael Yamagata with a vocal appearance, 'the Better Angels' is a musical achievement. The record features the single "Johnny Cash on the Radio" and the two songs for which Francis received national songwriting awards.

John Francis has received two recent songwriting awards, one for Lyricist of the Year from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, and the other for Socially Conscious Lyricist of the Year also from ASCAP, in 2010 for the song "Who?"


Advance notice
Coming on Saturday June 4th: Vancouver based five-piece bluegrass band Viper Central,

Coming on Saturday July 2nd: West Cork three-piece LOWmountain,

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