Steo Wall To Launch Debut Album At The Bowery This September!

Steo Wall

Folk music comes to The Bowery, Rathmines, in September, with the launch of ‘Where I’m From’, the debut album from singer/songwriter Steo Wall. The track ‘What’s wrong with the world, Ma’ is streaming below…

The album is an eclectic mix of spoken word and folk-inspired melodies. Recorded in Malbay Studios in Co Clare, it features a wide range of local musicians along with contributions from well-known names such as Davy Spillane, Luka Bloom and Damien Dempsey.

And it’s not just us at who are saying this!

Eamon Carr of Horslips fame says, “Streetwise and sentimental, Steo’s gritty Dublin rap and folksy heart-on-sleeve love songs are definitely en vogue. The input of Luka Bloom and Damien Dempsey adds a professional polish to an uncut diamond”. Damien Dempsey says he’s been a fan for some time, “To see Steo live on stage is alchemy, the vibe he exudes wins over the crowd every time and they’re chewing at the palm of his hand. No lies or gimmicks, no ulterior motives. He’s the real article. This is Irish soul music.”

Originally from Dublin Steo (35) now lives in Clare.  It was the move to the west seven years ago that prompted him to pick up his guitar again and begin writing songs. “My uncle taught me how to play guitar when I was very young and I got the grá for it back then. Over the years I fell out of love with it but when I moved to Clare I picked it up again. Up till then I only had one or two songs written but when I got down here I got inspired by everything around me”, he says.

“I saw Damo at a small gig years ago and after we got talking I played him one of the first songs I ever wrote, called Pikey Rap, and it made such an impression on him that he gave me a shout out in Hot Press. Years later he was playing a gig in Spanish Point and Jacinta knew his tour manager so I managed to get up to his hotel room and we reconnected, swapped contact details, and I ended up going on tour with him in 2016″, says Dempsey.

Where I’m From will be launched at The Bowery, Rathmines on Saturday, September 15th. Meanwhile, listen to Steo and Damien Dempsey from the album with ‘What’s wrong with the world, Ma’.

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