Luka Bloom Delves Into The Intricacies of the Human Soul On New Album, Head & Heart, Out May 6
US Tour Dates To Follow Release
(Nashville, TN) April 11, 2014 – Luka Bloom is set to release his latest project, Head and Heart, on May 6. The new album represents a creative turn for the beloved Irish singer/songwriter who has earned legions of fans with his heartfelt original songs. On Head and Heart, Bloom delivers provocative interpretations of ten well-known songs alongside a pair of self-penned songs. Half of the album was recorded with The Phil Ware Trio, a jazz ensemble with whom Bloom had never played, and he describes the entire recording process as an unforgettable experience. "Completely out of my comfort zone, in a studio I’ve never used before, singing with musicians I had never met before and performing without rehearsal…. I love everything about this record," says Bloom.
Classic songs on the album include "My Wild Irish Rose", "Danny Boy", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Gentle on My Mind" – songs which Blooms says are "simply songs I loved before I ever sang them." The two originals both have an emotional underpinnings fans have come to expect of Bloom: "Liffeyside" is a tribute to the town of Newbridge and its surrounds where he grew up and "Give you Wings" is a lament to the tragic loss of life experienced by the Belgian families who lost children in a bus crash in Switzerland in 2012.
Luka Bloom began his professional musical career in the late 1970s. He began touring the US with the release of Riverside in 1990 and achieved international prominence with the critically-acclaimed Acoustic Motorbike in 1992. Known for blending a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Luka Bloom has been one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists for the past several decades.
Bloom begins a US tour in support of Head and Heart on May 10 with dates nationwide:
5/10 - Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
5/12 - Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
5/14 - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
5/15 - Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA
5/17 - Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT5/18 - City Winery, New York, NY **SOLD OUT
5/19 - City Winery, New York, NY
5/20 - New York Irish Center, Queens, NY
5/22 - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
5/23 - The Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY