The Workman’s Club presents
With special guest Rachael Sage
The Workmans Club
With an arsenal of lyrics, armfuls of tales and articulate silver tongue with which to convey them, Eoin Glackin returns to the UK and Europe with his eponymous new album, released this Summer on IRL Records.
The album was produced by the much esteemed Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Beth Orton) who was one of the first in-the-know folks to pick up on Eoin’s talent. The album also features a collaboration with critics’ favourite Gavin Glass, and is permeated throughout with Glackin’s finely crafted verses and unique ability to convert stories in to accessible songs. Acerbic wit and everyday wisdom on the vagaries of life and love also play their part in this LP, which stands testament to the skill of a refined narrator who is exciting music fans and press alike.
Glackin’s fierce imagination and steely drive quickly reeled in the attention of more influential industry players, and following his highly acclaimed first home release on Sony Ireland, he went on to support Joan Armatrading, Shovels & Rope, Beth Orton and The Darkness.
Counting Dylan, Springsteen and Kris Kristofferson among this heroes, Eoin Glackin entwines flavours of Americana with a pop sensibility and an unmistakable Irish touch. Dealing with themes of dislocation, isolation, fear and ultimately hope, Glackin’s music is singularly keen and instantly relatable. “His songs make an instant connection with fans” – The Irish Independent
These qualities have not only earnt him strong airplay on Irish national airways and the BBC, but have led to festival slots at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Sligo Live and Celtic Connections.
Eoin is often described as possessing wisdom beyond his years and this album delivers insightful, thought-provoking songs delivered with boyish charm, Irish wit and an unparalleled knack for storytelling.
“A genuine talent and definitely one to watch” – Dan Hawkins, The Darkness
“Undoubtedly some of the best lyrics that almost any listener will have heard” – Fatea Magazine
“Eoin’s lyrical imagery makes me feel like I’m watching a movie in my mind” – Damien Dempsey
Rachael Sage Bio:
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals. and improvisational audience interaction.
Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Colin Hay, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the “Fame” soundtrack, and in the current season of Lifetime’s #1 reality series,”Dance Moms”.
MPress Records released Sage’s latest full-length album, “Blue Roses”, on November 4 in the US (March 2015 in the UK/Ireland). Produced by Sage and Grammy® Nominee John Shyloski (Johnny Winter, Stephen Kellogg), the album features 13 brand new chamber-pop gems, and showcases the NYC-based multi-instrumentalist’s confident, sophisticated songwriting. Featuring members of Daft Punk, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen’s bands, the recording includes a duet with folk icon Judy Collins. For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.
“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” — Uncut
“her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ —billboard.com