Irsh country rocker Eamonn Dowd will play two solo/acoustic shows in Berlin this week. He’s playing Intersoup, Schliemannstraße 31 on Wednesday April 3rd (9pm) and St Gaudy, Gaudystraße 1 10437 on Thursday 4th (8.30pm)
Since the early 90’s Dowd has being bringing his fiery brand of americana / country / rock n roll to audiences throughout Europe, the US and Canada. Along the way he released seven albums as well as a slew of limited edition lathe-cut 45’s and even a cassette album.
Although long associated with the German indie label Cannery Row Records, the new solo long-player is out on his own Spellbound label (available now at I tunes, amazon etc).
The new CD is entitled “Things Aren’t The Way They Used To Be” . It’s a rocking and rolling country / garage influenced collection. Ten original songs that tell tales of wandering, revenge, obsession and on occasion, good times too. The two well chosen covers are “Tell Old Bill” (a folk song popularized by Dylan mentor Dave Van Ronk) and “Psycho” the Leon Payne country murder ballad that’s been covered by many including Jack Kittel and Elvis Costello – the original version was by Eddie Noack.
Eamonn also recorded with long time Berlin resident Nikki Sudden and this material will at last see the light of day this May on Suddens posthumous 6xCD box-set “The Boy From Nowhere Who Fell Out From The Sky.” comes out on the UK label, Easy Action.
Dowds tour continues to Wolfsburg on Thursday 5th, Essen on the 6th and onwards to Sweden and Ireland.