Video: Foy Vance “Thank You for Asking”

The gorgeous voice of Foy Vance, combined with a delicate melody, makes for a charming video to end the week.  The impromptu piece was shot last year, on the streets of Memphis, before anyone could have imagined the current state of the world.  Vance roamed around, dressed as a character he calls ‘Gordon Zolah’.  ‘Thank You for Asking’ was originally intended for inclusion on Americana album ‘To Memphis’, Vance’s second album of 2019. Continue reading “Video: Foy Vance “Thank You for Asking””

Foy Vance “To Memphis” (Gingerbread Man Records, 2019)

Foy Vance is from Northern Ireland, a native of Bangor, near Belfast. He recorded and co-produced, with Matt Ross-Sprang, this album, literally in Memphis. You can guess where the equally interesting companion album was recorded by its title, ‘From Muscle Shoals.’ Obviously, he is at home musically in Tennessee and Alabama! But beyond that, here is an insight into Foy’s ability to conceptualise clearly, musical and lyrical ideas. The strong appeal of this album lies in its ideas and its music.
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