09 April 2011

Niall Toner in the USA, Apr.-May 2011

As reported on the BIB on 12 Mar., the Niall Toner Band reached the #1 download spot on the bluegrass and folk charts for Air Play Direct during March 2011, an extraordinary achievement for artists based outside the USA.

Thanks to Steve Johnson, CEO of Mountain Music Entertainment, who represent the NTB in the States, for the news that as a result the band have been getting ever-increasing air play on US radio. Niall's fine songs about the Father of Bluegrass Music are naturally going down well in 2011, the centenary of Bill Monroe's birth.

Following this success, Niall will be visiting Tennessee (where he will be taking care of business in Nashville) and North Carolina in late April/early May. He will perform a few solo shows in Asheville, NC, before heading to MerleFest, where he will conduct interviews with as many stars of roots and bluegrass music as possible, for broadcasting on his Roots Freeway radio show on RTE Radio One during June and July this year.

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