Characterized by high energy and strong vocal harmonies, The 19th Street Band bridges the musical traditions of country and roots from Ireland to the Appalachia with their eclectic gypsy-rock spirit leaping from the stage. The charismatic vibe that Caolaidhe Davis (guitar player/vocalist) blends with fiddle/mandolin player/vocalist/partner-in-crime, Meghan Davis, creates a joy-filled chemistry that no crowd can resist. Add to the mix the highly talented rhythm section, Greg Hardin (bass) & Patty Dougherty (drums), and this band will have everyone addicted.
The 19th Street Band has entertained crowds at festivals such as DelFest, Charm City Bluegrass Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Iowa Irish Festival and the Maryland Irish Festival. Overseas, the band has been featured as a regular artist at the Open House Festival in Bangor, Northern Ireland and the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival as they tour annually to Ireland and the UK. Their lively shows have packed the house at venues such as the 9:30 Club, The Hamilton, The Birchmere, State Theatre (DC), The Avalon Theatre, The Empire Music Hall in Belfast, and Hill Country BBQ in NYC & DC. They have had the honor of opening for Asleep at the Wheel, Rodney Atkins, Chuck Mead, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Kitchen Dwellers, Town Mountain and many more.
The band’s newest album, Diamond in the Rough, was chosen as ‘Album of the Month’ on West
Norfolk Radio, selected as a finalist for the DC Wammie Awards and has received air play on numerous radio stations throughout the UK. It includes three songs that were co-written by the late, great Philip Donnelly and John Prine. Donnelly invited the band to record these songs with him in Tipperary, Ireland.
VILLIERS AND THE VILLAINS
With a blues-fuelled old American-country-folk sound akin to Willie Nelson mixed with Bob Dylan and a shot of Lou Reed thrown in for good measure, this Americana edged four-piece are sure to thrill with their unique musical vibe. Fresh from stomping gigs at Kilkenny Roots Festival, the Guinness Blues Café at The Deer’s Head, Belfast and their spiritual home at The American Bar, Sailortown, Belfast, make sure and join this folk-blues-country-tinged groove machine on the next chapter in their ‘on the road’ adventure.
Tickets on sale Thursday 9am.