Bap Kennedy’s back catalogue includes some high profile collaborations (Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Shane MacGowan) as well as Holywood Soundtracks. His 5 star album The Sailor's Revenge (produced by and featuring Mark Knopfler) hit Number 5 in the American Folk Roots Chart last year; and this year his latest album Let's Start Again remained for 3 months in the Top 10 of the EuroAmericana chart.
Bap’s music continues to make waves internationally and his live performances in America, Italy, Germany, Holland, France, Norway and Switzerland as well as the UK and Ireland have received widespread acclaim.
With Bap at the top of his game, this is a show not to be missed! - Expect to hear a mixture of Bap classics and country roots favourites.
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Translated from Spanish. Click here to view the original as it appeared in Rocklive.
Simplicity and pure silver hand in hand. That's what I could feel the audience to concert BBK few room last Sunday watching the Ulsterman Bap Kennedy within Musiketan cycle. Bap been in the music business for many years, from the distant 1990 when he jumped on stage with group Energy Orchard , with whom he recorded four studio albums and a double live. After dissolving the band in 1996, his friend Steve Earle , recruits him and takes him to Nashville to record his masterpiece, Domestic Blues . And from there, more albums, more wonderful compositions ... but never achieving the success you deserve.
Bap is one of those people who loves what he does. Lives for music, his work, his passion. As the little craft, knowing that he will never recognize not hesitate to give their best to satisfy your audience little to offer the best of his works. This is Bap Kennedy . Bap is accompanied by his wife on bass and his friend Paul McCallister on guitar. Special mention should this man, sometimes even going to overshadow the emcee, thanks to a blistering fingers, drew soundscapes of extreme beauty and merged with silence to grab the heart. Another artisan more.
The show was based on a series of topics of almost all their albums, interspersing the songs with his new album Let's Start Again , remembering to artists who have been influential in his career as Elvis Presley , Steve Earle , Hank Williams , Van Morrison ... So all in all, we enjoyed versions as " Ramblin' Man "by Hank Williams , which he referred to as his favorite songwriter and " Madame George "the huge Van Morrison which delighted the audience. But what really matters are his compositions. Songs that will be treated as equals to any composition of people like himself Steve Earle , Elliott Murphy or whoever is put in front. And it shows on topics such as subtle and beautiful " Jimmy Sanchez , "from his album The Sailor's Revenge or the lilting ballad with hints of New Orleans, " Heart of Trouble ". Romanticón is placed on " Moonlight Kiss "petting blues" Domestic Blues "and ride American plains in" Cold War Country Blues ". In " Under My Wings "reminds us of the best Nick Love . We accompany the chorus in pop beauty of " Radio Waves ". And close the concert with " Hey Joe "closer to Willy Deville mentioned that Jimi Hendrix to start the song. But if there is a magically moving moment in the evening, this is the superb performance of " Howl On "with a Bap Kennedy inspired, whispering in the wind, mimicking the silence. Preciosa. Bap , you follow yours. We are with you.