Italy is full of surprises! . . I was delighted to meet and spend time with the legendary Paolo and Anna CARU, owners of CARU Records, one of the oldest and best record shops in all of Italy. . . Fantastic selection of books, CDs, classic DVDs, vinyl etc.
Delighted also to discover that they stock everything from The Sailor's Revenge right back to Energy Orchard vinyl records!
The concert later in Torino (Turin) was fantastic too. Great venue, full house, excellent audience.
. . .Big thanks to everybody who came,
Bap Kennedy's album "The Sailor's Revenge" (Deluxe) has been released in America on 8 January 2013 by Proper American. Bap celebrated the release with a tour of the US East coast, bringing him to Washingon, Philapelphia, New York and Boston in January. Further US & European dates are planned for later in the year, including a return to Italy as well as Scandinavian dates, where he will be opening for John Prine.
The Sailor's Revenge was named one of MOJO Magazine's Top 10 Americana albums of 2012. No Depression reviewer Alan Harrison named it the No. 1 Americana album of the year, calling it "truly a masterpiece from a man who is finally comfortable with his place in the world"
During his tour of USA (Jan 2013) to promote the USA release of The Sailor's Revenge (Deluxe) Bap visited the Serendipity Cafe in New York. . . Famous for its association with the film Serendipity (key scenes filmed on location here) The film features the song Moonlight Kiss, written & performed by Bap
To mark the official American release date of Bap's album The Sailor's Revenge Deluxe, Bap performed an extra date in New York at Caffe Vivaldi on 8 Jan.
Caffe Vivaldi is a interesting and cool venue - famous for being situated in West Village in the street which features on the cover of Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' album.
Woody Allen has also played in Caffe Vivaldi.
Bap's performance at World Cafe, Philadelphia, USA was recorded and transmitted live on Radio XPN
This 40 minute live gig in Philadelphia can be heard in full by clicking here.
A BLOG POST FROM BAP ....In Holland & reading Mojo magazine
. . GREAT SCOTT !
The Sailor's Revenge has made it into the Top 10 Americana albums of the year ! . . . .
2012 has been a great year for me.
Many thanks to Mark Knopfler, Paul Crockford, William Richardson (WRR Management), Brenda Kennedy & Gordon Mc Allister. . Great job by Drew, Alan & all the gang at Proper Records UK. . . Thanks for all your support to John Willis, Terri Hooley & Derek Booker . . . & especially to all of you who have "liked" me, bought the record, or come to the gigs.
Thanks also to Lisa, Brad, Carey & all at Proper Records American for kicking things off in the USA.
See you in the States in January 2013 !