Lightning 100 presents Nashville Sunday Night featuring Gaelic Storm
with The Abrams Brothers
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
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Through the course of nine albums, the core of Celtic-rock group Gaelic Storm—frontman Patrick Murphy and guitarist-vocalist Steve Twigger—have lived, written and recorded in the United States, far from the overseas environs of Patrick’s native Ireland and Steve’s birthplace of England. So when it came time to find inspiration for Gaelic Storm’s new album, the group’s chief songwriters decided a trip back across the pond was in order.
The result is the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional ballads, and the fifth to be released on the band’s own label, Lost Again Records.
“Twigger and I returned to Ireland, driving around the entire coastline in search of Irish music,” says Patrick. “Going back was great and we got some good stories and ideas for songs.”
“That was a really important trip to us,” agrees Steve, who produced the album with help from Patrick and drummer Ryan Lacey. Steve says the journey back to their musical home informs the new album. “The idea of home is all over Chicken Boxer. Whether home is where you were born or where you make your living, that theme runs throughout the album.”
Rounded out by drummer Ryan, piper Pete Purvis and fiddle player Jessie Burns, Gaelic Storm has earned a reputation as one of the world-music scene’s preeminent Celtic bands. With catalog sales of more than 1 million, the group has now had three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, 2008’s What’s the Rumpus?, 2010’s Cabbage, which remained parked in the top slot for three consecutive weeks, and 2012’s Chicken Boxer.
THE ABRAMS BROTHERS
"While Kingston, Ont., bluegrass trio The Abrams Brothers may be fresh-faced, sweet-voiced and ready for the spotlight, they're anything but a Canuck version of those Jonas siblings. The Abrams Brothers – John, James, and cousin Elijah – have been blowing away audiences across North America, Europe and Israel for the past several years with their virtuoso playing and effortless harmonies. Fourth-generation musicians whose musical roots stem back to their great-grandparents, the Abrams draw on a long family tradition of performing and recording bluegrass and folk music. Recent Toronto performances have seen even veteran musicians marvel at the mastery of their instruments, which all three began playing as young children."
— Toronto Star