Tupelo- EP- “Ballerinas Call” OUT NOW + Dublin Show in Draiocht 19th of Sept!
Tupelo are an exciting, original, acoustic roots act consisting of an eclectic line-up of instruments which includes banjo, guitar, fiddle, double bass, mandolin, harmonica and dobro. They formed in the winter of 2008 in Dublin and can attribute their progress to relentless gigging up and down the country, honing their craft doing so and gathering a word of mouth endorsement for their powerhouse live performances.
They have just announced a 4-track EP teaser taken from their upcoming studio album PUSH ON which was produced by Joe Chester and mastered by Greg Calbi (Beth Orton, The National, Fallout Boy, Bruce Springsteen) and gets its official release in early 2014. But for now the EP ‘Ballerinas Call’ showcases the variety and musicianship from one of Ireland rising bands and it out Sept 6th on iTunes.
Tupelo are signed to Crashed Records. Tupelo have since released singles from their album, ‘Don’t Let Go’, ‘Firefly’, and ‘Irishman’ with the songs garnering plentiful radio play from stations up and down the nation. The album was also released in the UK with songs on the album receiving airplay on UK stations including BBC Radio 2.
The summer of 2012 saw Tupelo embark on their first overseas tour with a string of dates in the UK and Denmark. They also travelled to Russia for the first time in early 2013 and played several well-received shows. There was also some great news for Tupelo as they were voted the Best Trad/Folk act in the Hot Press Reader’s Poll.
Tupelo, who where recent guests to Ian Dempsey breakfast show on Today FM consist of:
James Cramer – Lead Vocals, Songwriter, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Guitjo, Harmonica. Kevin Duffy – Fiddle, Mandolin, Backing Vocals. Damien McMahon – Double Bass, Backing Vocals. Paul Murray – Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Guitjo, Backing Vocals