Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo in the Set Theatre, Kilkenny. This Mexican-American rock musician, songwriter and singer has been recording and touring since the late 1970s. He has played in various rock genres, including punk rock, roots rock and alternative country and is most closely associated with the music scene in Austin, Texas.

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Jason Lytle

Set Theatre Kilkenny :: Jason Lytle, principal vocalist and songwriter for the band Grandaddy. Formed in Modesto, CA in 1992, the band initially broke through with 1997′s Under the Western Freeway and the NME-praised single ‘Summer Here Kids’. Tireless rounds of international touring and mountains of fawning press led to 2003′s ‘Sumday’, increasing album sales, more touring, more press, TV show appearances, and a slot on the main stage at the Glastonbury festival in 2003. The band produced another EP and an album entitled. ‘Just Like the Fambly Cat’, before disbanding in 2006.

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Hillbilly Casino

In the case of The Hillbilly Casino, there are the obvious masters: Johnny Cash, Elvis, Brian Setzer/Stray Cats, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, yet don't be surprised to hear some Social Distortion, Ramones, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath, George Jones, Jason and the Scorchers and Cheap Trick thrown in for good measure. 


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The Blasters

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Darlingside

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Marah

Marah, Kilkenny Roots Festival 2017, Set Theatre 

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Chip Taylor (w/John Platania)

Chip Taylor and John Platania, Kilkenny Roots Festival 2017, Set Theatre (Introduced by Mike Ritchie, Celtic Music Radio 95fm).

Mike Ritchie - Celtic Music Radio 95FM (Glasgow)

Mike Ritchie - Celtic Music Radio 95FM (Glasgow)

Mike Ritchie - Celtic Music Radio 95FM (Glasgow)

from Train Wreck Records/HG Management/May 6 Entertainment

from Train Wreck Records/HG Management/May 6 Entertainment

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Hayes Carll

The songwriting of Hayes Carll, a native of the Woodlands, Texas. Failure has always been a favourite topic, with much of Carll's catalog, built up over the last dozen-plus years, revolving around dashed dreams, doomed romance and drunken predicaments. Very often though, Carll’s leavened the losing with cleverly deployed gallows humour, self-deprecation and yarn spinning, linking his work to his native state’s tradition of wryly winning musical wit, a writing trait he shares with Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett and even Miranda Lambert.

He was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Country Song, and American Songwriter awarded him with Song of the Year for “Another Like You” in 2011, the same year he was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards.

Hayes Carll, Set Theatre, Kilkenny