Owensie has announced a handful of gigs around the country shows for May, including a gig in Whelans on the 18th for the bargain price of €5.
Formerly a stalwart of the Dublin stoner rock & metal scenes, Owensie turned 180 degrees with his rather wonderful debut solo album Aliens released to critical acclaim on the excellent Out On A Limb label in February of this year. Aliens is a beautiful & haunting work of classical folk occupying similar territory to Jose Gonzalez & Sam Amidon channeled by the spirits of Nick Drake & John Martyn.
Owensie in his current incarnation is something of an undiscovered jewel of the Irish music scene and we can only hope that his upcoming Irish tour will help him to garner the level of attention his work so richly deserves. Admission to the Whelans show is an eye-popping €5 and support on the night comes from Norabelle.
Thursday 5th May Plugd Records Instore, Cork
Thursday 5th May An Realt Dearg, Cork (Free)
Friday 6th May The Hub, Ennis (All ages)
Friday 6th May Roisín Dubh, Galway (Free)
Saturday 7th May Wing Nut Records Instore, Galway
Saturday 7th May McGirls, Leitrim (With Robert Blake)