We played an opening set at The Burren for the amazing band The Duhks on Wednesday night (7/24/2013) this week which was recorded and will be played on WGBH’s A Celtic Sojourn hosted by Brian O’Donovan! You can find that and some other great music here: http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/
The Duhks crushed it. I’ve never seen a clawhammer banjo player play intricate Irish melodies but Leonard Podolak is regularly doing the impossible! Their percussionist, Scott Senior, got back from studying afro-cuban music in Cuba and is extremely tight rhythmically. Their guitarist and violinist, Jordan and Tania Elizabeth, were using octave pedals on their low strings giving the sonic illusion that they had a bass player but really were just using their gear in an innovative fashion. The vocalist Jessee got everybody up and dancing, she worked the crowd wonderfully. Definitely check out their stuff at http://www.duhks.com/
Anyway opening up for these guys was technically our first gig and quite an honor too. Brian O’Donovan went so far out of his way for us to play at The Burren and we’re so thankful that we got this opportunity. His photographer is a super cool guy and took some great photos which we’ll upload shortly. We actually got a filmographer to come in and film our performance so videos will be up shortly. Anyway I hope you’re all having a great summer filled with dream actualization, adventure, exercise and good digestion.
Enjoy the music!
Cat and the Moon