Events will Feature Two Guest bands from Ireland
During World of Bluegrass Week in Music City
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (September 10, 2012)
– No strangers to the Nashville music scene, Mark Newton and Steve
Thomas will be stopping in to the Swingin’ Door Saloon for two nights of
music that will bookend the International Bluegrass Music Association
World of Bluegrass Week in downtown Nashville.  Their full band will
perform at the Swingin’ Door Saloon, well known in Nashville as a place
for great live music from veterans and up and coming bands, on September
24th and October 1st. The two nights of music
will also feature the music of two groups that are on tour from the
Dublin, Ireland area.  I Draw Slow and Niall Toner will add an
international flavor to the sounds of the evening.
is well known for his contributions to the field of bluegrass and
acoustic music as an artist, producer, writer, and vocalist.  Thomas, a
highly regarded writer and producer, has been involved with various
forms of acoustic music for over 30 years including recording with
artists to include Brooks and Dunn, The Whites, Barbara Mandrell, and
The Osborne Brothers to name a few. Thomas and Newton have performed in a
variety of bands over the years and have contributed much to the world
of acoustic music. The shows are always filled with a wide variety of
music, covering country, bluegrass, roots, folk, and Americana. The
shows cover a wide genre that will appeal to listening audiences of all
are excited to performing at Swingin’ Door Saloon.” said Newton.  “We
are even more excited to share the stage with our musical friends from
Ireland. We will also have the opportunity to see our fans from the
World of Bluegrass week. It will be two great nights of music and
feature a wide range of sounds.”
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. Their impact abroad is redrawing the map for
Irish/Americana songwriters. They 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
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.
show at The Swingin’ Door Saloon Nashville, Tennessee will kick off at
6pm. There is a no cover charge for the show. For additional details on
the venue visit
Additional details on Mark Newton and Steve Thomas are available at www.marknewtonmusiccom or

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