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Foy Vance new album: Joy of Nothing (+ documentary)

Foy Vance new album: Joy of Nothing (+ documentary)

by on 10 June, 2013

in Folk Music News

Foy Vance is set to release his new album ‘Joy of Nothing’ on August 26th via Glassnote Records. Thanks to a great documentary by Baby Sweet fans have been given a behind scenes look at the album’s making which was recorded in Donegal, Ireland and produced by Irish producer/musician/engineer Michael Keeney. Watch it below:

Joy of Nothing includes 10 original songs written and performed by Foy Vance and includes guest appearances by Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt.

Foy Vance hails from the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. As a child, Foy relocated with his father, a preacher, to the American Midwest settling in Oklahoma. With his father, Foy travelled the American South, widening his horizons and absorbing the rich musical traditions he was exposed to. Returning to Ireland some years later, Foy began writing his own music, deeply shaped by the sounds of his youth. After a recent session with Daytrotter, they described Foy’s songs and lyrics: “They will haunt you with light. They’ll haunt you with pangs of love. They’ll haunt you with the tears of others. They’ll make you realize that you’ve never felt anything even as remotely deep as he has.”

Currently, Foy is preparing to embark on a European tour opening for Bonnie Raitt this summer, reaching the Royal Albert Hall on 27th June, before a series of Festival dates in UK, Europe and the US, which include T In The Park, Truck Festival, Outside Lands in San Francisco, Squamish in British Columbia, CA and Lyons Folk Festival in Colorado.

Foy Vance’s upcoming live dates, including tour dates supporting Bonnie Raitt + UK & Irish Festival dates:

19th June Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
20th June Bushmills Live, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
21st June Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
22nd June Empire Theatre, Liverpool (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
24th June Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
25th June Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
27th June Royal Albert Hall, London (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
13th July T In The Park, Scotland
19th July Truck Festival, Oxford
26th July Kendal Calling, Cumbria
3rd August Indiependence Festival, Cork, Ireland
15th August Tennent’s Vital 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland
14th Sept Southsea Festival, Portsmouth


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