06 January 2012

Blue Cedar Project

Thanks to Gerry Tully (guitar, vocals) and Emmett Vaughan (guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals) for news of their new bluegrass and roots duo. Both have had wide and long musical experience before joining to form Blue Cedar Project, based in Co. Meath. To quote the Blue Cedar website:

We play bluegrass, roots, and blues music, focusing on the darker lyrical and melodic themes within these genres. Using acoustic instruments in an array of tunings, we strive to produce an authentic, original sound. We present our songs very simply, using vocal harmonies, guitar, mandolin, and banjo. This minimalistic approach is influenced by Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and other progressive artists.

As well as covers of Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, etc., Blue Cedar Project play many bluegrass standards and are writing their own material in a progressive bluegrass/ roots style. They recently secured a slot supporting Friends in Low Places: the Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience in a nationwide tour, playing major venues such as Vicar Street, Dublin. Check the dates on their website, where other features include a sampler video of their music. Blue Cedar Project are also on Facebook.

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