With bands like Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers launching into mainstream success with the current folk revival, there are a lot of bands standing by, with banjo in hand and a glimmer in their eye that says, “Yeah, we do that. We’ve been doing that for years. We’re pretty damn good at it too.” Well, we’d like to introduce you to another one of these bands: The Giving Tree Band
It’s been longer than you would expect since an Irish singer-songwriter has clawed his way up through the ranks here in the States, especially considering much of our troubadour styled songs owe a good bit of thanks to their Celtic heritage. Well, worry not, we’ve got one for you: Foy Vance.
Pebaluna’s “No, I Can’t” is so smooth that it should be sipping cognac in a crushed velvet jacket after it took home your girlfriend, your mother, and your sister. It’s stripped down, acoustic, indie soul, but really, the only word you need to describe it is “smooth.” Maybe you could add a “damn” in front of that too.
When Nick 13 branched off from his role as lead man in psychobilly stalwarts Tiger Army to pursue a more laid back, old school country solo project, some people scratched their heads, but take one listen to his self-titled solo album, and you’ll agree there is no better way to present these songs.