Monday, July 02, 2012

John Byrne Band In-Store: Save the Date!

We've got a couple in-store performances coming up, and first on the calendar is the John Byrne Band on July 14. Here's a little bit about the band's titular songwriter via his website:

"John has toured with and opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, The Young Dubliners, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Gaelic Storm, The Screaming Orphans, Black 47, The Greencards, The Motels, Patti Smyth, Murder by Death and Enter the Haggis. He has also been frequently featured on WXPN, NBC 10 (2 live performances on the 10! Show) WSTW and local College Radio. John and the Band performed the VIP reception for the Liberty Medal Presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia before President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair alongside the Irish Tenors."

His new album, After the Wake has been described as Luka Bloom meets Bob Dylan, which is a pretty nice description if we do say so ourselves. The next time you're in, you should give it a spin on our listening stations. Meanwhile, you can watch one of the many videos on his website from wherever you're reading this right now.

Byrne and his band will hit the DCD stage at 8pm, and at Mac Mcgee Irish Pub on the Decatur square at 4pm and 10pm. Save the date!

Speaking of awesome Irish music, we've only got a few copies of the Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert on DVD left. It just won a Southeast Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Arts & Entertainment, so you might wanna give it a look before we're sold out.


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