Pinecastle Records is releasing a single from the upcoming Niall Toner album, Nail by Nail, set for release on October 30th, 2012. The single, "Judge and Jury," plays, according to Toner, "with the idea of someone facing execution because he can't tell the truth about his alibi without incriminating another innocent party." The full album will be available for radio in the coming weeks and we hope that your listeners enjoy the early release of "Judge and Jury."
Niall's composition credits include songs recorded by artists like Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Albert Lee, Special Consensus, Keith Sewell, The Swanson Family and more. In 2003 Toner was nominated for a Global Artist Award by the CMA. To date, Niall and his Band have recorded and released three CD albums, and they perform their original songs and tunes on a regular basis at Festivals and Venues in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA.
Niall was born in Dublin, Ireland and nurtured an early interest in music by tuning in to Radio Luxemburg and the AFN radio service from Germany. The Saturday night re-broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry from Nashville was his first exposure to Country music, and when a local school-friend showed up with a collection that included the music of Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, The Carter Family and Jimmy Rodgers, Niall's musical fate was sealed. Niall Toner is widely regarded as one of Ireland's leading experts on bluegrass and American country music, and he brings this knowledge of music to a wide audience, both through his live performances and various workshops, as well as through his radio show, Roots Freeway, which is broadcast on Ireland's national radio station, RTE Radio One.
Niall's release of Onwards & Upwards in October of 2012 will mark a musical milestone. This will be Toner's first release on the internationally famous Pinecastle Record label and features the great talents of artists like Keith Sewell (who also serves as the producer, Ashby Frank, Rob Ickes, Viktor Krauss, and of course Niall.