|Karan Casey Band at The West Kortright Centre
Web site: http://www.karancasey.com/ and http://www.westkc.org
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One of the most influential – and most imitated – voices in folk music, KARAN CASEY is a natural innovator. It’s hard to find anyone who follows Irish or American folk who has not fallen in love with Casey’s distinctive voice, as fragile as it is fierce (the Washington Post calls her “the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris”).
More than a decade ago American audiences were introduced to Casey fronting the Irish “supergroup” Solas. Following their groundbreaking early releases Casey struck out on her own.
Karan Casey’s 2007 tour shows the singer again ready to take chances, with a new lineup that features Liz Knowles on fiddle and Caoimhín Vallely on piano, joining longtime accompanist Robbie Overson on guitar. The group will be performing music from Casey’s solo efforts, as well as debuting new material and updating classic “big songs” from the Irish tradition which will feature on her upcoming new album.