ELEANOR MCEVOY UPCOMING IRISH TOUR DATES
ELEANOR MCEVOY ALONE IN THE STUDIO, HER MUSIC STRIPPED TO THE BONE, now takes her critically acclaimed album Naked Music to the open Road Nationwide.
“As evocative as ever” THE STAR
“A refreshing perspective on some truly durable and enjoyable tunes from McEvoy’s canon” THE IRISH TIMES
“An intimate set of 14 songs that underline her songwriter talent” THE EVENING HERALD
Released earlier this year on 12th February 2016, Naked Music is the title of Eleanor McEvoy’s new album, recorded alone in the studio to create an intimate collection of her music at its most raw – one instrument, one voice, performed live. Best known for her songs Sophie, Harbour, The Secret of Living and of course Only A Woman’s Heart, Eleanor’s latest album features exclusive artwork by the famed painter Chris Gollon. Back in February, Eleanor presented her new show “Naked… Live”.
The seeds for Eleanor and Chris’ artist collaboration were sown after Eleanor bought Chris’ painting ‘Champagne Sheila’ after spotting it in a London gallery. Before leaving, Eleanor left some of her music for Chris and his agent to listen to. Eleanor was, at the time, finishing some recording where she was “studio-performing”, playing hers and others’ songs as she might at her solo shows. The recordings have a very exposed intimacy, so it seemed a possibility that Chris should be asked to do a painting for the cover in this solitary context.
As a body of work, Eleanor’s recordings acquired the name ‘Naked Music’, which would give a better focus to the two artists’ desire for mutual expression. Being offered this title, and with some song suggestions, Chris was so taken with the songs he completed four paintings in response – two on the ‘Naked’ theme, and two others related to song titles and lyrics. The first ‘Dreaming of Leaving’ was written by Eleanor and Lloyd Cole. The other ‘Lubbock Woman’, a downtrodden cameo, is a song by West Texan legend Terry Allen. The paintings were such a hit, that all four talked their way into the Naked Music
The images, the CD artwork, sat in pride of place in the Metropolis Studio and exerted some influence on the mastering and final track order.
Now McEvoy takes these naked songs on the road Nationwide.
Thur 21 April The Errigle Inn Belfast
Fri 22 April Beggy’s Bar Navan
Sat 23 April Maritime Hotel Bantry
Sun 24th April talking part inTribute to Edna O’Brien Gaiety, Dublin
Thur 5 May The White Horse West Village, Ballincollig
Fri 6 May DC Music Club Dublin
Sat 7 May INEC Acoustic Club Killarney
Fri 13 May Coastguard Cultural Ctr. Tramore