Thursday, 26 June 2008

Songwriter's fourth tour of Ireland

Gary Ferguson (guitar, vocals) will make his fourth consecutive tour of Ireland from 18 to 29 July 2008, together with Colin Henry (dobro, guitar), and with the singer Janet Holmes on some dates. The tour will include concerts, radio interviews, and a songwriter workshop with Mick Hanly. Full details are on the Bluegrass Ireland Blog.

Gary will have a new CD available for the tour; Gary Ferguson and friends: Live at Podunk, recorded at the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival in East Hartford, CT, with Mike Auldridge, Ron Stewart, Emory Lester, Gail Wade, Kene Hyatt, and Marc Roy. The Bluegrass Unlimited review of Live at Podunk can be read here.

Janet will also have her new CD Wonder why available at the venues when she appears. This is her second CD, but this time Janet has written nine of the thirteen tracks herself. Co-produced by Cormac O’Kane, the album has some of Ireland’s finest acoustic musicians. As Damien Murray of the Belfast Telegraph wrote, 'Holmes is a world-class artist and one of our most underrated talents.'