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May 22, 2015
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Behind their first LP of original songs in eight years ‘Modern Blues,’ The Waterboys have confirmed an extensive US tour. Waterboys founder/frontman Mike Scott will be joined on all dates by the same musicians who played on the record including legendary Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood (in his first tour since playing with Traffic in 1972), soul deep Texas guitarist Zach Ernst (Black Joe Lewis, The Relatives), drummer Ralph Salmins (Van Morrison), longtime Waterboys fiddler Steve Wickham, and Memphis keyboardist “Brother” Paul Brown. The bands’ show last week in London drew 5-star reviews from The Daily Mail (“the sound was big, warm, and accomplished”) and The Times (“sensational…an heroic performance”).
‘Modern Blues’ is out in the US April 7th via Harlequin and Clown/Kobalt. Check out this video of The Waterboys performing album standout “November Tale” live: http://www.mikescottwaterboys.com/
‘Modern Blues’ was released in the UK in January to raves. The Telegraph deemed it “rapture inducing” and MOJO gave it 4-stars, calling it “the best Waterboys record since 1988’s ‘Fisherman’s Blues.’”
Connor Kennedy is a singing writer of songs, a multi-instrumentalist and future cynic. He has traveled to Middle America, down the East Coast, into Canada, and spent a few minutes in Honduras; however, most of his time is spent in New York’s Catskill Mountains, where he likes to call home.
Born in northern New Jersey and raised in the quaint blue-collar town of Saugerties, NY; Kennedy spent his childhood years collecting classic movie monster memorabilia and cultivating an obsession with twentieth century pop culture.
From the ages of 14-18, he considered himself a professional musician.
After relocating to Woodstock, NY in his late teens; Connor began work on his first record, a collection of songs written over the course of several years of his adolescence. ‘Nothing Lasts : Nothing’s Over’ was released in 2013.
In the time since, his ability as a songwriter has strengthened and he continues allocating subjective inspiration on a daily basis for the purpose of broadening his body of work.