Great show with Glen Hansard at Brooklyn Steel

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August Wells also opened the Brooklyn Steel show and joined him on stage, as did Breandann O’Beaglaoich and Irish singer David Keenan, who was visiting the US for the first time and played two songs solo. He did “Limerick Town”/”Linger” again at Brooklyn Steel, but later in the set. Both shows also included renditions of Woody Guthrie’s “Vigilante Man” with new verses about Donald Trump worked in.

Pictures are in the gallery above. They’re primarily from Brooklyn Steel but there’s a few shots from Town Hall and Rough Trade too. Setlists from Town Hall and BK Steel, and a video of the “Linger” cover, are below.



August Wells – Capturing Life in Melody

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Well as it is almost August, it seems apt that I should feature an artist that I have been hearing about for a long time but have not actually investigated. Today is the day I change all that with this post on August Wells.

The band are made up of chief songwriter Ken Griffin and pianist John Rauchenberger. Both have had extensve experience in the music industry before coming together as August Wells. Griffin was a member of Irish indie outfit in the 1990’s; Rollerskate Skinny.

Sirius Arts Centre Show

We are back in Ireland at the start of April. On Thursday the 6th we are performing at the Sirius Arts Centre In Cobh, County Cork. Brian Mooney will be opening.

Tickets are on sale now for the Sirius Arts Center.

On Friday April 7th we join a great line up at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin for Rock Against Homelessness a benefit to raise funds for Focus Ireland which includes Delorentos, The Blizzards, Ham Sandwich, Paul Brady, Finbar Furey and The Boomtown Rats, tickets are now on sale for both shows.

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Go To Work

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Kenneth Griffin – Vocals, backing vocals, guitars
John Rauchenberger – Piano, keyboards
Robbie Lee – Flute, Melodica, Saxophone

Written by Kenneth Griffin
Arranged/Produced by Kenneth Griffin and John Rauchenberger

Engineered/Mixed by John Rauchenberger (Blue Car Studios)
Mastered by Patrick Klem (Klemflastic Sound)

Published by Ken Griffin 70 Publishing (ASCAP), John Rauchenberger Publishing (ASCAP)

Licensed by FIFA Records.

Irish leg of our ‘Madness Is the Mercy’ Tour

We’re delighted to announce we will be returning to Ireland in Feb & Mar for the Irish leg of our ‘Madness Is the Mercy’ Tour, tickets are going on sale this coming Monday.
Tour Dates:
Feb 23rd Roisin Dubh, Galway
Feb 24th Tricky’s Mc Garrigles, Sligo
Feb 25th Mc Grory’s Culdaff, Donegal
Feb 26th Bennigans Bar, Derry
Mar 2nd Coughlan’s Live, Cork
Mar 3rd Coughlan’s Live, Cork
Mar 4th Levis’ Bar, Ballydehob
Mar 5th DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakility
Mar 9th John Cleere’s Bar & Theatre, Kilkenny
Mar 10th Spirit Store, Dundalk
Mar 11th The Workman’s Club, Dublin