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AAFFM Presents: Will Payne Harrison, and The Irish Brothers
March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT$8 – $10
Will Payne Harrison
Since moving from Louisiana to Nashville, Will Payne Harrison has toured the South and East coasts, performed at festivals, made radio appearances, packed out listening rooms, hosted songwriter’s nights and even co-wrote a song landing in the feature film Black Beauty starring Luke Perry. Harrison’s first single from the album Louisiana Summer, “Clarity,” was featured as a Daily Discovery by American Songwriter magazine.
After its May release East Nashville Blues reached the top 200 on Americana radio charts in 2017. Harrison is following up the album with a six-song companion EP of covers with the likes of John Prine, Hank Williams and Steve Earle, as well as an original track. Blue is the common thread of the new EP, with each song containing the word in the track.
Here’s what reviewers are saying about East Nashville Blues:
“Easy, clean and humble, this, his follow-up to Louisiana Summer, is well-written but simple.” – Offbeat, New Orleans, LA.
“Harrison follows in the footsteps of his heroes, telling stories that can make you smile right before they make you cry. Willie Nelson and John Prine would be proud.” – Mother Church Pew, Nashville, TN.
“Harrison has unveiled smooth, sweet vocals to match the heartfelt lyrics on the new album.” — Herman Fusilier, The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA.
The Irish Brothers
The Irish Brothers may be Atlanta’s most popular and proficient performers of the beloved genre of traditional Irish music the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem introduced to the American Folk Revival. Sandy “Sandyman” Flynn and “Captain” George Hergen are a unique team. Sandyman comes from the mountains of Western North Carolina, while the Captain hails from the canyons of New York City. The two started performing together 35 years ago when they worked “suit” jobs at IBM. Both draw from their Irish heritage for material. Their music practically maps the Irish cultural integration into the “new country” – from traditional Irish ballads to original songs of love, drinking, revolution and redemption.
Sandy is a former songwriter on Music Row (Tree-Sony/ATV) in Nashville. He was a founding member of the band Cullowhee, which toured nationally and internationally for ten years in the 70s and 80s. George started singing and playing after his first visit to New York’s Greenwich Village in the mid-1960s. He honed his craft by traveling throughout Ireland with the great Tommy Makem. The team received the name “Irish Brothers” following a performance at The Folk Alliance several years ago in Memphis, Tennessee.
Sandyman Flynn http://redheadscape.com/