sábado, 1 de agosto de 2020

Eamonn McCormack ‎- Kindred Spirits

Eamonn McCormack ‎– Kindred Spirits - 2008

Eamonn was born in the center of Dublin, the capital city of Ireland and was raised on a North side Suburb where he started out on the acoustic guitar at eight years of age. Earliest influences included Slade, Cat Stevens, Neil Young and Rory Gallagher. By twelve he was singing along with his guitar and performing at Church Folk Masses.

Soon, finding the church music somewhat restricting the young teenager acquired his first electric guitar (a Guild Star fire) then progressed to lead guitar and joined a local garage cover band prior to playing his first paid gig. By now influences extending to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Thin Lizzy and Dutch group Focus.

At sixteen Eamonn performed live on a national Irish radio show. Around this time he also won a major high school competition performing his own material. After a short stint playing in various bands throughout Ireland, Eamonn headed off to the U.S.A. where he performed extensively. There he broadened his musical horizons, gained vital stage experience and absorbed fresh American music and cultural influences. This blended together nicely with his earlier influences.

Returning to Ireland after four years traveling and performing in the States Eamonn was by now developing a very unique sound and style all of his own which solidified whilst Eamonn performed extensively establishing himself across Europe, the hard way, through a grueling tour schedule. But soon his efforts garnered him the reputation, as he and his band became Major European Festival Favorites including the prestige Rockpalast in Germany and Parkpop in Holland (500,000 people).

During this period Eamonn signed with Universe Productions/Virgin Records and SPV records worldwide. Recorded three critically acclaimed studio albums confirming that an exciting young up and coming World Class Guitarist was emerging out of Ireland.

Entering the new Millennium saw the young Irish Guitarist play, tour and record with many of his earliest guitar influences and heroes such as Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Jan Akkerman, Walter Trout, Popa Chubby, Pat Travers, and Nils Lofgren. As well as opening for everyone from Robert Plant to ZZ Top…

01. Rock Me Baby 
02. Barcley Club Blues
03. Stranger On The Run
04. Falsely Accused
05. The Grove
06. Mystica
07. Down And Out
08. Funkytown
09. Ain't Goin' Cheap
10. Watching You
11. Next Time You See Me
12. All I Want To Do Is Rock'n Roll
14. She Done Me Wrong

Eamonn McCormack - Vocals, Guitar (Lead, Slide, Acoustic, Rhythm, Flamenco) & Harmonica
Rory Gallagher - Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar (4)
Jan Akkerman - Guitar Synthesizer, Lead Guitar (6)
Gerald "Sully" O'Sullivan - Bass
Ger Farrell - Drums (3, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Henk Punter - Drums (1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 14)
Paul Cantwell - Drums (4, 5, 12)
Keith Donald - Soprano Saxophone (3)
Herman Brood - Piano (5)
Robert C. Brookes - Blues Harp (9)
Kim Snelten - Blues Harp (11)


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