Nashville, TN -- Call it the “Irish Acoustic Music Invasion” if you would like to label it or simply call it good music from Ireland teaming up with some of the best acoustic artists in the United States as I Draw Slow brings their music to America this Fall for a two week tour that kicks off September 22nd at Jack of the Wood in Asheville, North Carolina. I Draw Slow brings their talents in songwriting and musicianship to a Fall Tour that will place them with many great artists in some of America’s top venues over a several weeks outing sharing the stage with some of the best in Americana and Roots Music. For I Draw Slow this will be their first time performing in the United States. The Tour is supported by and Pinecastle Records and Mountain Music Entertainment.
I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades. In 2008 the pair teamed up with Violinist Adrian Hart, Claw hammer banjo player Colin Derham, Double bassist Konrad Liddy to form I Draw Slow. Their sound has been described as Alt-country, folk, roots, old-time, Americana, and bluegrass. The five have created their own sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana. However, this band offers a whole new songbook of stories and melodies. These are dark tales of debauchery and trouble swinging from the kind of well-crafted melodies that survive. Due in large part to the success of their YouTube video hit with Goldmine the band has become a popular in the USA without the benefit of ever touring the country.
The Dublin based acoustic roots band I Draw Slow has been drumming up enthusiastic reviews in Ireland since the release of their top 10 selling second album, Redhills. Irish national broadcaster RTE made Redhills album of the week and Redhills has been welcomed to the playlists of stations across the United States in anticipation of the group’s visit this Fall. Their impact abroad is redrawing the map for Irish/Americana songwriters. They have been described in the United Kingdom press as “American top league equivalents” destined “to blow the opposition away”, drawing favorable comparisons with Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss. The band has played to audiences in the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and Belgium and started 2012 with a performance with the Legendary Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and an appearance at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow Scotland. They are now bringing their talent to USA soil and will work alongside artists like The Steeldrivers, The Steelwheels, and Darrell Scott to name a few during their Fall Tour.
“It is our hope that folks enjoy the music we perform during our shows in the States,” said Dave Holden of I Draw Slow. “We are extremely excited that we now have the opportunity to bring our music from Ireland to a larger audience worldwide and hope this may bring about additional touring to the United States and elsewhere as we release new songs this year. It’s going to be a great tour and we are excited to get it rolling in Asheville, North Carolina at an Irish pub no less!”
The show at Jack of the Woods is Saturday September 22nd at 9pm. Tickets are $5.00. Jack of the Wood is located at 95 Patton Avenue Asheville, North Carolina in the hear of down town Asheville. www.jackofthewood.com Additional details will be available on the band’s website in the near future. I Draw Slow at www.Idrawslow.com . Further details can be found at www.mountainmusicentertainment.com