Joey Landreth

Joey Landreth [and his very talented band!] :: Billy Byrnes Bar

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Prinz Grizzley

Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos

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Seamus Fogarty 04 May 2018

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Fernando Viciconte

Fernando Viciconte, Billy Byrne's

Argentinean-born Fernando Viciconte musically came of age in L.A. fronting the popular hard rock band Monkey PawMagnet Magazine named Fernando one of the best new artists of 2006 in their year-end issue. His album, Enter to Exit garnered glowing reviews from the likes of Billboard, Paste, No Depression, and MSNBC.com.

Fast forward to 2010 to the release of Fernando’s most recent release True Instigator. This album saw Fernando exploring his Americana, Spanish and classic country roots to make a classic Northwest release. The album was recorded with famed producer Adam Selzer (Norfolk and Western, M. Ward) at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Leave The Radio On (2015) was 3 years in the making and features a virtual 'who’s who' of Portland’s finest musicians including Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey (R.E.M. etc.) as well as members of M. Ward, Elliott Smith, Richmond Fontaine and The Delines. This is a new chapter in Viciconte’s ever-evolving musical trajectory, a career marked by creative integrity and an almost painful honesty which attracts fans from high and low that still believe in the redemptive power of rock and roll. And ‘that voice’.

A hugely entertaining performer and gig at which Fernando was joined onstage by pals, Richmond Fontaine, for the last show of his European Tour.

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Barna Howard

Barna Howard was born and raised in a quintessential Midwest town. His youth in Eureka, Missouri was pure Americana and the sort of childhood that inspired E.T.-era Spielberg i.e. baseball cards in his bicycle spokes, flying freely down Main Street and through neighbours’ backyards.

However, much of Barna’s story is not unique to his hometown, and, like most of small town America, Eureka has lost some of that charm over time. Main Street has changed, kids don’t run around quite so carelessly, and in an almost laughably cruel twist, his childhood home was knocked down in favour of a Walmart parking lot.

Barna’s self-titled debut chronicled his contrasting struggles between his small town upbringing and big city wanderings. The album was met with critical acclaim and underground success, partly thanks to an opportunely placed song in the hit indie film, Drinking Buddies

Now entrenched in Portland, Oregon, many of his current album’s tracks immortalise and reflect on the Eureka he once knew, while others focus on the relationships that define his new home out west. Small town life has long been celebrated in country and folk music, but Barna’s knack for capturing his own deeply personal nostalgia resonates in a rarely universal way.

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Malojian

Malojian. Don't just take my word for it:

“I love your music” - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“I’m completely obsessed” - Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
“Really beautiful” - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“Achingly beautiful” - Q Magazine
“Beautiful stuff” - Stuart Bailie, NME, BBC Radio Ulster
“The North’s best songwriter over the last half decade” - Hot Press Magazine 
“Beautiful” - Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music, The Guardian 
“I really and truly believe we’ve unearthed a star here and I can’t urge you strongly enough to seek out this wonderful album.” - Maverick Magazine

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Tim V. Smyth & The Sky At Night

Tim V. Smyth has been a busy man recently. As a member of Hidden Highways he helped to produce one of the best Irish albums of recent years, being both critically acclaimed and well-loved among music fans. He’s also a member of the Sunday School Sessions who play too infrequently for their many admirers. Following on from another stunning appearance at Kilkenny Roots Festival, he returned for a co-headliner with Malojian.

© Anthony Griffin Photography 2016