26 August 2016

Freakwater (USA) in Ireland, 14-16 Oct. 2016

Geraint and Deb Jones of the UK G Promo PR agency announce that 'Gothic Americana legends' Freakwater (above) are scheduled to play three shows in their first ever Irish tour this coming October, in support of Scheherazade, their widely acclaimed new album, out now on Bloodshot Records.

The band (also on Facebook and Twitter) have released eight albums in twenty-seven years. They begin on 20 Sept. a tour of over a month in Europe, taking them through more than a dozen countries and including their first shows in the UK for over ten years. The core of their sound comprises the vocal harmonies and songwriting of Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin, and the bass playing of Dave Gay. The album also features electric guitars, pedal steel, mandola, fiddle, cello, and alto flute.

Their dates in Ireland, which come near the end of their European tour, are:

Fri. 14th Oct.: Phil Grimes Pub, 60 Johnstown, Waterford city
Sat. 15th: Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, 28 Parliament St., Kilkenny city
Sun. 16th: Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2

For further information, interview, session or guest list requests, contact Geraint or Deb Jones at G Promo PR, 'phone +44 (0) 1584 873211; mobile: + 44 (0) 7855 724798; e-mail.

The BIB editor writes:

Freakwater have had good reviews (though none are quoted from bluegrass media), and their own PR, of course, does not sell them short. Perhaps the most telling single sentence in the press release describes their sound: 'At once bluegrass, blues, folk, and country, it is also none of them.' G Promo PR provide links to the official video of ‘What the people want’, the opening track on Scheherazade, and to ‘The asp and the albatross’ and ‘Number One with a bullet’ on SoundCloud. Listen and form your own conclusions.

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