Catch Bap in session on Ralph’s Country Show as featured on Friday
As Ralph McLean celebrates 15 years of his country show this one is a real blast from the past !
Listen from about 1h:22m to hear archive Bap (in 2000)
The whole show is all great of course!
BAP IN NORWAY- being recorded on live radio at Vikedal. Many thanks to Jan Myrvold for capturing this moment on your mobile phone (well most of it anyway!)
Review of Bap's appearance at the Summertyne Americana Festival on 26 Jul 2015:
As the roadies cleared the stage there was a bit of a buzz going around; because this was the first time Northern Irish singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy had played Tyneside since Adam was a lad and it was apparent fans had come in vast numbers just to see him.
Alongside friend and brilliant acoustic guitarist Gordon McCallister, Bap not only ‘stole the show’ with a set of songs from his last three albums; but all three went on to sell out at the merch desk.
I’ve travelled far and wide to see Kennedy’s occasional concerts; but todays may have been the best yet, with his voice never sounding finer with his banter between songs often hilarious. Plus; he had brought the World Famous Bap Kennedy Line-Dancing Troupe with him too – who expected dancing girls?
Rocking Magpie, July 2015
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA - BAP RADIO SPECIAL - (LISTEN LINK)
Bap Kennedy was featured in a special career profile piece from Melbourne, Australia last week
Interviewer: John Broughton (Retrospectives),
Australian Public Radio, Casey Radio 97.7fm
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Bap is to be featured in a special career profile piece from Melbourne, Australia on 23rd June.
Time of broadcast :1pm UK / 10pm Australia
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Interviewer: John Broughton (Retrospectives), Australian Public Radio, Casey Radio 97.7fm
Bap will be appearing at the VIDEKAL ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL on 17 Jul 2015
Bap will be appearing at the Summertyne Americana Festival on 19 Jul 2015
Bap will be appearing at the prestigious Norwegian VIDEKAL ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL on 17 Jul 2015.
Bap and band were delighted to perform at "Good Vibes for Terri Hooley" gig on 28 Dec 2014 at The Limelight, Belfast..... Get well soon, Terri x
Great news just in from Norway - Another 2014 Top 10 for Bap!
LET’S START AGAIN has been ranked No 6 of the year in Top Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.no
.....This is just ahead of Leonard Cohen (No. 7)
Many thanks to Jan, Erik and all our friends in Norway for your support - we're looking forward to seeing you again soon!
SPECIAL XMAS OFFER: 3 signed Bap albums for only £16.99
(Let’s Start Again, Sailor’s Revenge & Lonely Street) *
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Hot off the press!
The DEFINITIVE BEST OF 2014 ALBUMS has just been announced by No Depression, and Bap’s album LET’S START AGAIN has come in at No 4!
SONG OF HER DESIRE is the 5TH track from LET’S START AGAIN
SONG OF HER DESIRE – SONG LYRICS
Baby, I didn’t see the time
And I wasted years
That were not mine
I can hardly believe my eyes
At the things I missed
Or let slip by
But I can make the flames
Dance in the fire
And I can sing the song of her desire
Baby, I didn’t hear a word
I was somewhere else
In another world
And it’s hard for me to understand
The rules they make
I can’t read the plan
And I don’t play the game
I’m not a liar
But I can sing the song of her desire
Baby, I’m tired of love
What I did not do and what I’ve done
I was so hard up and beaten down
And I tried to turn this battleship around
I know I need the pain
To feel inspired
So I can sing the song of her desire
And I can make the flames
Dance in the fire
And I can sing the song of her desire
(Written by Bap Kennedy © Lonely Street Discs [YEAR])
For more info go to www.bapkennedy.com
*NB This is a limited offer. It will run during December for as long as stocks last.
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.
Bap has just finished a very successful tour of the Basque region of Spain.
His concert in the beautiful Sala BBK Theatre in Bilbao has been highly praised & described as "en excepcional recital"
"Bap Kennedy is...a tremendous artist"
"genius as art"
"one of the best concerts in recent months"
Click here to read the full review from Rock and More
Bap Kennedy has just released a brand new video - Unforgiven from his album Donestic Blues
ABOUT DOMESTIC BLUES
Domestic Blues was Bap's first solo album. It was recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by Steve Earle.
Earle was later to describe Bap as “the best songwriter I ever saw,” and the album featured several of Nashville’s most highly regarded musicians, including Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan and Nanci Griffith.
Domestic Blues was a real success, getting into the top ten of the Billboard Americana chart. Kennedy’s song Vampire appeared in the soundtrack for Hollywood film You Can Count On Me - which won two awards at the prestigious Sundance film festival and received two Oscar nominations - and 3 songs from the album were used for cult classic Southie. More touring of the U.S.A. cemented the acclaim.
REVIEWS FOR DOMESTIC BLUES
"a fine collection of songs with a common tone and a sense of honesty" – UNCUT
"A-list Americana songwriter Bap Kennedy comes roaring back into the frame with his latest album thanks to some stirring songs and a little help from his legendary friends" - cluas.com
"The brilliant interplay of dark and light as seen through one man’s very perceptive eyes.
Bap Kennedy offers up strong evidence of the enduring connection between Celtic music and America’s own country and roots music ...a stellar assault of America by a stunning performer" - All-Music Guide
"Bap Kennedy's melodies have the priceless knack of nagging at you until they catch hold in your subconscious and his lyrics capture the mood of the song perfectly with economy and style." - Triste Magazine
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