Singer Karan Casey Confirms New U.S. Tour Featuring Genre-Blending Take On Irish Folk and Southern Soul
…The Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris
– THE WASHINGTON POST
Setting her clear voice in arrangements that mix traditional and modern instruments, she maintains the taut, quivering ornamentation of old ballad style, singing tales of love, war and murder with a gentle gravity
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
Listen to her latest album Hieroglyphs That Tell The Tale Here
Celebrated Irish singer Karan Casey offers a completely unique take on folk music by blending traditional instruments with a touch of soul and swampy R&B arrangements. Her genre-blending palette is highlighted on her latest critically acclaimed album Hieroglyphs That Tell The Tale. On the album, her opening cover of Bob Dylan’s “Hollis Brown” clearly telegraphs what’s to follow. Produced by award-winning composer Donald Shaw, the album is Casey’s seventh as a solo artist. Released on Vertical Records, Hieroglyphs stands out with lush production and 25 musicians on the album, who deliver hits inspired by contemporary folk writers Janis Ian, Eliza Gilkyson, Mick Flannery and more.
Following the release of “Hieroglyphs,” Casey returns to the US on Feb 28th for a twelve-date tour. The distinguished musician is no stranger to the stage – Casey has played on stages all over the world with the likes of James Taylor, Liam Clancy, Mick Moloney and more. She’s come a far way since her days as a Jazz performer in Dublin to now having sold over half a million albums worldwide.
When she’s not touring or releasing new music, Casey is deeply involved in the Irish community. Most recently, Karan founded FairPlé, which is an organization aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk music. More info on FairPlé here.
US Tour Dates:
2/28 – Wisconsin Union Theater – Madison, WI
3/1 – Celtic Junction Arts Center – St. Paul, MN
3/7 – Thrasher Opera House – Green Lake, WI
3/10 – Elk Rapids Historic Town Hall – Elk Rapids, MI
3/11 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
3/12 – G.A.R. Hall – Peninsula, OH
3/13 – Calliope House, The Roots Cellar – Pittsburgh, PA
3/14 – Charlottesville Coffeehouse – Charlottesville, VA
3/15 – Mountain Stage – Charleston, WV
3/17 – The Hopewell Theater – Hopewell, NJ
3/18 – The Burren – Somerville, MA
3/19 – Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts – Fremont, MI