Demolition String Band in Ireland, 12-22 Sept. 2013
Thanks to Boo Reiners of the Demolition String Band (USA) for news of the band's tour in Ireland beginning this coming Thursday - and thanks also to Mark 'Marko' O'Mahony of Prison Love for suggesting to Boo that he might contact the BIB. Here are the dates:
Thurs. 12th: Midnight Ramble, the Oliver Plunkett, Cork city, midnight
Fri. 13th: Charlie's Bar, Union Quay, Cork city, 10.00 p.m.
Sat. 14th: Olde Fiddle, Mallow, Co. Cork, 10.00 p.m.
Wed. 18th: The Atlantic Aparthotel (with Hank Wedel), Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Thurs. 19th: Crowley’s, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, 9.30 p.m.
Fri. 20th: Cheers, Fermoy, Co. Cork, 10.00 p.m.
Sun. 22nd: Commeragh Wild Festival (with Hank Wedel), Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, 3.00-5.00 p.m.
Sun. 22nd: The Blackbird, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, 6.30-8.30 p.m.
The Demolition String Band's latest album on Varese Sarabande Records, Gracious days, has received much critical acclaim. Audio and video samples of the band's work, including cuts from the album, are on their website. Award-winning bluegrass writer and photographer Stephanie P. Ledgin, author of Homegrown music: discovering bluegrass (a great introduction to the music), calls the album '... a discerning mix of roots-based originals and covers. DSB and guests dish out delicate picking and singing alongside bolder, uptown selections that complement well to deliver an engaging latest recording.'
And Rolling Stone magazine wrote: 'Thank you, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners, for honoring the late Ola Belle Reed, a remarkable banjoist, songwriter, and Appalachian music legend.'