I Draw Slow Takes Aim on America with Fellow Irishman Niall toner

I Draw Slow Takes Aim on America with Fellow Irishman Niall toner
acoustic roots sensations Travel Across the pond this Fall
The artists are set to tour the United States in September and October in support of
new releases on world famous Pinecastle Records
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (August 9, 2012) –I
Draw Slow and Niall Toner, both musical acts from Ireland, bring their
music to America this Fall for a two week tour. Call it the “Irish
Acoustic Music Invasion” if you would like to label it or simply call it
good music from Ireland teaming up with some of the best acoustic
artists in the United States. Each of the Irish acts bring their
respective talents in songwriting and musicianship to a Fall Tour that
will place them with many great artists in some of America’s top venues
over a several weeks outing that kicks off during the International
Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass and culminates for each
at different points with I Draw Slow wrapping up at a festival in South
Carolina sharing the stage with some of the best in Americana.  Niall
Toner ends his tour performing at the award winning Historic
Jonesborough Bluegrass Series with some of the best in Bluegrass Music.
For I Draw Slow this will be their first time performing in the United
States. Toner, a seasoned veteran, makes his return for the second time
in 2012.  The Tour is supported by and Pinecastle Records and Mountain
Music Entertainment. Pinecastle is the record label that has signed each
band and will be promoting their respective new releases this Fall.
Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle,
banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals)
have been writing together for two decades. In 2008 the pair teamed up
with Violinist Adrian Hart, Claw hammer banjo player Colin Derham,
Double bassist Konrad Liddy to form I Draw Slow. Their sound has been
described as Alt-country, folk, roots, old-time, Americana, and
bluegrass.  The five have created their own sound, rooted in the old
time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional
music and modern Americana. However, this band offers a whole new
songbook of stories and melodies. These are dark tales of debauchery and
trouble swinging from the kind of well-crafted melodies that survive. 
Due in large part to the success of their YouTube video hit with
Goldmine the band has become a popular in the USA without the benefit of
ever touring the country.
Dublin based acoustic roots band I Draw Slow has been drumming up
enthusiastic reviews in Ireland since the release of their top 10
selling second album, Redhills. Irish national broadcaster RTE made
Redhills album of the week and Redhills has been welcomed to the
playlists of stations across the United States in anticipation of the
group’s visit this Fall.  Their impact abroad is redrawing the map for
Irish/Americana songwriters.
have been described in the United Kingdom press as “American top league
equivalents” destined “to blow the opposition away”, drawing favorable
comparisons with Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss. The band has played to
audiences in the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and Belgium and
started 2012 with a performance with the Legendary Béla Fleck and the
Flecktones and an appearance at the Celtic Connections Festival in
Glasgow Scotland. They are now bringing their talent to USA soil and
will work alongside artists like The Steeldrivers, The Steelwheels, and
Darrell Scott to name a few during their Fall Tour. The band tours in
support of Redhills which is their first release on North Carolina based
Pinecastle Records.
is our hope that folks enjoy the music we perform during our shows in
the States,” said Niall Toner. “We are extremely excited that we now
have the opportunity to bring our music from Ireland to a larger
audience worldwide and hope this may bring about additional touring to
the United States and elsewhere as we release new songs this year. It’s
going to be a great tour and we are excited to share a 2 day run with
The Lonesome River Band. That is a true honor!”
Toner Band is an Irish roots country/bluegrass artist from the
Blackstairs Mountain region of Ireland. Toner performs a set of
all-original songs and instrumentals, and his unique sound is a rich
blend of Traditional Acoustic Country Music and Bluegrass, with a
distinctive Celtic twist. Toner has performed live on a regular basis at
Festivals, Venues and Arts Centers in Ireland, the United Kingdom and,
Europe. He has also toured previously in the USA to incredible acclaim.
Niall Toner is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading experts on
Bluegrass and American Country Music and Niall’s songs have been
recorded by many artistes, including Bill Wyman [ Rolling Stones ], The
Nashville Bluegrass Band, Albert Lee, Special Consensus, Keith Sewell,
The Swanson Family, The Fleadh Cowboys, and more. Toner was recognized
by the Country Music Association in 2003 for his efforts.
was born in Dublin, Ireland and nurtured an early interest in music by
tuning in to Radio Luxemburg and the AFN radio service from Germany. The
Saturday night re-broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry from Nashville was
his first exposure to Country music, and when a local school-friend
showed up with a collection that included the music of Hank Williams,
Bill Monroe, The Carter Family and Jimmy Rodgers, Niall’s musical fate
was sealed. Niall Toner brings this knowledge of music to a wide
audience, both through his live performances with The Niall Toner Band 
and various workshops, as well as through his radio show, Roots Freeway,
which is broadcast on Ireland’s national radio station, RTE Radio One.
Toner shares the stage with artists like The Boxcars, Junior Sisk and
Ramblers Choice, and No Strings Attached while away from I Draw Slow on
his portion of the USA Tour. Toner is touring in support of his upcoming
Pinecastle release titled Onwards and Upwards.
band shares two dates with the world famous Lonesome River Band during
the Fall Tour . The trio of The Lonesome River Band, Niall Toner, and I
Draw Slow take stage on October 2nd in Jonesborough, TN and October 3rd in Asheville, NC. Additional details will be available on each band’s website in the near future.

Additional details on Niall Toner are available at www.nialltonerband.com . Additional details on I Draw Slow are available at www.Idrawslow.com.

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