Upcoming

Carson McHone (Texas USA) Friday13th September

13th September 2024 8:00 pm
Moynihans Bar, Clonmel
Details Price Qty
General Admissionshow details + €21.50 EUR  

Event Phone: 0863389619

Carson McHone

(Texas USA)

 

Friday 13th September 2024

Doors at 7pm; Show at 8pm

 

Live at Jerry Moynihans,

Upper Gladstone St Clonmel

 

 

Carson McHone is a songwriter from Austin, Texas, now residing in Southern Ontario. 

McHone’s 2018 internationally released Carousel (LOOSE MUSIC/NINE MILE RECORDS), produced by Mike McCarthy, was a reimagining of songs from her formative years coming of age playing in dive bars.  It established her as a shrewd artist who raises unconventional questions with language equally at home in a poem or a short story. 

She Started Her Music Career at the Ripe Old Age of 16. When McHone first began playing happy hour shows and landing residencies in Austin’s iconic music venues, she was barely 16 years old. In the musical sense, McHome grew up in bars, a theme she often explores in her music. “I was a kid when I landed those residencies,” McHone writes in her bio of her time at venues such as the White Horse and Hole in the Wall. “I wasn’t even old enough to be in those bars, and they became a home to me. It’s a dark thing when a bar becomes your home.

She Counts Texas Country Icon Ray Wylie Hubbard as a Fan …In McHone’s home state of Texas, outlaw troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard is an icon, and he’s thrown his full support behind her, saying that she “writes songs like her life depends on it.” Listeners can hear the two collaborate on Hubbard’s “Chick Singer, Badass Rockin’,” a track that pays homage to the “badass” women of music, such as Joan Jett and Chrissie Hynde.

She’s Looking to Push the Boundaries of Country Music. Don’t put McHone in any one specific box, because she’s not interested in being a typical, traditional country artist. “There was a time when I wanted to champion traditional country. Mostly because I wasn’t hearing it in what was being called ‘country,’” she says. “I think a lot of roots-influenced artists feel the need to defend tradition in this way. Today, though, I want to do more with the form, push myself past where I understand it to be.” To that end, McHone is deftly weaving jazz, blues, folk and torch songs into her country approach

In 2019, during a hectic tour schedule, the songs of Still Life were written, and the following year McHone teamed up with Canadian musician and producer, Daniel Romano, to record the album while sequestered at a home studio in the fall of 2020. Still Life was released on MERGE RECORDS in February 2022 with McHone touring the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK in support of the album, as well as joining, and performing with, Daniel Romano’s band, the Outfit.

In September 2022 McHone released Camera Varda Variations (MERGE RECORDS), a digital EP featuring two songs from Still Life re-recorded at the Outfit’s new studio, Camera Varda, with the group as her band, akin to the collaboration/live show of the two acts on tour. McHone has recorded and toured three albums as a member of the Outfit, Cobra Poems (2022), La Luna (2023), and Too Hot To Sleep (2024), all released on YOU’VE CHANGED RECORDS. 

McHone’s upcoming EP, ODES, is a collection of carefully curated covers recorded at Camera Varda with her bandmates from the Outfit, plus special guest Shannon McGrath, and will be released July 19th, 2024 on MERGE RECORDS.

 

 

REVIEWS:

Still Life moves her from being ‘one to watch’ to the woman of the moment.” —MOJO

“Stripped back or full-blown, there’s something for everyone who loves Americana here – McHone is really flexing her musical muscles.” – Holler

A vivid presence on the Austin music scene” – Uncut Magazine

“In a stroke of prescient songwriting, McHone explores themes of attachment and longing,

uncertainty and loss…. In that way, Still Life rises to meet this current moment.”  —Austin Chronicle

“McHone’s powerfully resonant vocals plumb the depths and scale the heights of human vulnerability, conveying an emotional resilience that lies at the ragged heart of the songs on Still Life.” – No Depression Magazine

“This is a great album and although at times it deviates from Carson McHone’s traditional country sounds, veering off into almost AOR territory in this case that genre is meant as a huge compliment.” – Americana UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carson McHone Onstage 8.00 pm sharp

  • Friday
     13th September 2024
     8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Doors at 7pm: Show at 8pm

Venue:  

Address:
30-34 Upper Gladstone St, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland