Signed to Loose Music in Europe, Courtney's album 'Honest Life' was released in the U.S. last year. It appears in the U.K. on 20th January and if you like Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch or Caitlin Rose, (yes, we are talking that league) then head down to you local record store on 'New Music Friday'
A voice as pure as freshly fallen snow, the ten songs on the album just seep into your concisous and take you to a place of happy contentment.
Have a listen to 'Put The Fire Out'
Ye Vagabonds are brothers Diarmuid and Brían MacGloinn, originally from Carlow, now living in Dublin. 2017 should see the release of their debut album and we expect great things from them.
So far they have released a mini album, "Rose & Briar", and they are playing all the time, from pub sessions to their own shows to tours supporting Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan. Filmmaker Myles O'Reilly has directed a number of wonderful videos featuring the brothers.
Darlingside hail from Boston, MA and combine Americana and folk with added strings to marvellous effect. They were the hit of last year's Cambridge Folk festival and with the release of their album 'Birds Say' plus, a winter tour of the UK in February (with some dates sold out), 2017 looks to be a great year for this fine band.
The votes are in from the writers at Rock Club Towers and our own combined Top Ten Albums of 2016 are;
1. David Bowie - Blackstar
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
3. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
4= Bon Iver - 22, a Million
4= Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
5= Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
5= Wild Beasts - Boy King
6= Kris Drever - If Wishes were Horses
6= Parquet Courts - Human Performance
7 Bears Den - Red Earthing & Pouring Rain
8= Black Mountain - IV
8= Christine and The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
9. Joe Bonamassa - Blues of Desperation
10= Darlingside - Birds Say
10= Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
10= The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome