Compass Best of Accolades of 2006
January 29, 2007
Tony Hillier, of Australia’s Rhythms Magazine
, picked Paul Brady’s "Say What You Feel" as his #9 album of 2006.
Catie Curtis’ "Long Night Moon" was voted #2 album of 2006 by Sue Barrett of Australia’s Rhythms Magazine
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, and Fats Kaplin’s "Lost John Dean" made Washington Post’s Best CDs we Missed in 2006
"McNally’s Row of Flats", Mick Moloney’s latest release, was recognized as Album of the Year by Livies
. Moloney was awarded Best Male Vocalist of 2006.
Joe Craven’s Django Latino In Stores Today!
January 16, 2007
"Inspired? This project redefines the word." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ . COM"Few musicians are as adept at as many different instruments as Craven... adventurous, sometimes humorous, sometimes strikingly beautiful arrangements..." - DIRTY LINEN
January 16, 2006 (Nashville) - Joe Craven is well-known for his virtuosity as a multi-instrumentalist and came to national attention during the 17 years that he toured as a member of the David Grisman Quintet. Craven’s third solo effort Django Latino, originally self-released, is available beginning today on Compass Records.
Django Latino makes the most of its creator’s imaginative capacities. Craven successfully internalizes the multifaceted music of French gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhart, then recasts it through the lens of a rich Latin soundscape, creating tracks that are "festive and spicy where the originals are swinging and hot" (Allaboutjazz.com). Playing mandolin, mandola, cavaquiño, ukulele and a full range of percussion instruments, Craven takes advantage of modern, multi-tracking technology to play nearly every part on several of the tracks, which range from Cuban danzón to Brazilian choro samba to Puerto Rican plena. "Ambitious as that might sound," says the Los Angeles Times of the stylistic and instrumental scope of the project, "Craven brings it off, playing with briskly swinging inventiveness and convincing authenticity."
Legendary Songwriter Paul Brady On Tour this February, 2007!
January 12, 2007
"Brady has a soulful Van Morrison quality in his music, although he’s more immediately accessible." - Billboard"Paul Brady is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of rare gifts, an artist who has made an indelible impression in both traditional and pop-rock genres." - The Wall Street Journal"Some guys got it down - Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Paul Brady. Secret heroes." - Bob Dylan
Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is one of Ireland’s most enduringly popular artists. In the ’60s, Paul joined legendary folk group The Johnstons, traveling to London and later New York before they disbanded. Returning to Dublin, Paul soon became a member of Planxty, the premier Irish folk band of the early ’70’s. A short stint as a duo with Andy Irving was followed by the release of "Hard Station" in 1981. Those more traditional voices that would have preferred him to stay as he was were soon replaced by praise for a record that is now accepted as a classic of Irish rock.
The albums which followed collectively established Paul as the pre-eminent Irish singer-songwriter of his generation. Over the 80s and 90s his songs gradually came to the attention of artists internationally and to date have been sung by Brooks & Dunn, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel, Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Mary Black, Maura O’Connell, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Ronan Keating and Santana to name but a few.
In 2001, Paul formed his own record label, PeeBee Music - now distributed worldwide by Nashville’s Compass Records.
In the past few years Paul has been honored with lifetime achievement awards from IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association), The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards. Continuing to tour extensively both as a solo performer and with his own band, he has forged a reputation as a passionate and exciting performer and attracts a dedicated following worldwide. Paul Brady continues to push out the boundaries not only of his own talent but of Irish contemporary music in the new millennium.Don’t miss Paul Brady’s U.S. Tour this February 2007!
2.8.07 / Sanders Theater, Harvard / Cambridge, MA
2.9.07 / The Egg / Albany, NY
2.10.07 / Narrows Center For The Arts / Fall River, MA
2.11.07 / Iron Horse / Northampton, MA
2.13.07 / Dartmouth University / Hanover, NH
2.14.07 / The Stone Church / Newmarket, NH
2.16.07 / Wesleyan College / Middletown, CT
2.17.07 / BB King’s / NYC, NY
2.20.07 / Carrboro Arts Center / Carrboro, NC
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