That’s it for this week dear reader. We leave you with a track from a new double EP ‘Patty/Paddy’ from Dave Hause which interprets the songs of two very different artists, Patty Griffin and Paddy Costello from the Minneapolis punk band Dillinger Four. Hause told RS: “There have been a couple of times when artists that I admire have dedicated full records to covering an artist that has shaped their work. Bruce Springsteen did The Seeger Sessions. Steve Earle made a Townes Van Zandt and a Guy Clark record. The band Discount put out an EP of Billy Bragg covers. I was fascinated by the idea, and when I considered which songwriters that I have that level of love and respect for, Patty Griffin was the first one to come to mind.” Griffin’s song which he covers below with the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon ‘Long Ride Home’ was originally taken from her 2003 album ‘A Kiss in Time.’ Have a good one.
The multiple award-winning songwriter Patty Griffin, legendary Texan roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo and former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle are heading up what can only be described as a fairly stellar line-up for the 2019 Kilkenny Roots Festival which takes place over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May (3rd – 6th) at numerous venues around the marble city. Continue reading “Kilkenny Roots Festival announces line-up for 2019”