26 January 2012

Clonmel World Music news: Zoe Muth on 2 Feb. 2012

Thanks to Gerry Lawless of Clonmel World Music in Co. Tipperary for this news of the 2012 season of CWM shows:

The first Clonmel World Music gig of 2012 is on Thursday 2 February, in Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel, and it features the excellent Americana singer Zoe Muth, with her band the Lost High Rollers from Seattle, USA.

She has a strikingly honest vocal delivery and unpretentious poetic lyrics. Her voice immediately recalls Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Kitty Wells. The Lost High Rollers band are Dave Harmonson on (pedal steel, Dobro, electric guitar), Ethan Lawton (mandolin), Mike McDermott (electric bass), and Greg Nies (drums). The band are playing at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow and will do a short UK and Irish tour before heading for Holland, Sweden, and Norway. Clonmel is one of only three Irish dates. Bob Harris of the BBC has championed her from the start and says she is 'in a class of her own'.

Zoe Muth has released two critically acclaimed albums to date. Her latest album, Starlight Hotel, was on top of many music critics' and magazines' polls for 'album of the year' last year. It ended 2011 as No. 1 on the US Radio Stations Airplay chart as most-played country album in all the USA.

As usual, doors for the Clonmel World Music gigs will open at 8.00 p.m. There will be no support act, and the band will start at 9.00 p.m. prompt. This ensures the gig will finish before 11.00 p.m. Tickets are only €15 each and are available in Premier Music Centre, Clonmel (052 6129811), from Gerry Lawless (086 338 9619), or from Martha Beardmore (087 910 7201).

See the BIB for 10 Jan. for an earlier brief mention of the band and the show. Gerry adds:

We have 6/7 gigs planned for 2012. The confirmed gigs so far are:

Thurs. 2 Feb.
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers (USA)
Mon. 12 Mar. Ashelin (Newfoundland)
Thurs. 26 Apr. Woody Pines (USA)
Thurs. 14 June I Draw Slow (Ireland)

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