Ireland

Ben Glover #1426

I first discovered Ben Glover’s music when I interviewed Mary Gauthier. They had just returned from touring overseas together and she mentioned some songs they were writing; turns out, one of these is mentioned in this conversation. Even more “the internet makes for a small world” freaky, Glover has also been part of fellow featured songwriter, Gretchen Peters, videos for Couch By Couch West! To continue the coincidences, there is another noted songwriter in Nashville with the same name, but our Ben Glover is from Ireland originally, as you might note from his accent.

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David Hope

Somewhere over the years, we became aware of David Hope, an Irish songwriter with a variety of projects, including ones with his band, the Henchmen.

From his bio:

‘Let Her Go’ was shot on location in Hope’s native county, Co. Clare and was produced by up and coming Clare videographer, Steve Hall Video.

‘Let Her Go’ is the third music video taken from Hope’s highly successful second studio album ‘Scarecrow’, which was released in February of this year to rave reviews – with the album reaching No. 3 in the Singer / Songwriter Album Chart on iTunes.

“….With a rough-hewn voice somewhere between that of Tom Waits and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy (with a touch of Springsteen), Hope combines elements of folk, country, blues and soul on his second album…his songs are strong and have alived-in, authentic, almost sepia-toned feel…are on a par with anything out of the American heartland.”
– Hotpress (IRL)

Sam Doores #1309

Sam Doores collaborates in recording and performing, making creative and practical decisions that allow his songs to reach as many audiences as possible. Whether Doores is playing solo, with his band, in a duo setting with a stompbox, or as part of Hurray for the Riff Raff, the versatile musician and songwriter is adding more to his professional toolbox. Doores’ influences range from Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, to knowledge by necessity with a weekly four-hour gig just off Bourbon Street in New Orleans–fusing the music of Allen Toussaint, old R&B, swamp pop, and traditional country with Irish barroom tunes. Such a diverse setlist allowed him to develop his own skills and sounds as he crafted and improved his own songwriting.

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