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PETE CUMMINS

(The Fleadh Cowboys)

_Plays Whelan’s Bar_

Although known for his work with The Fleadh Cowboys and highly regarded as a songwriter of great songs such as The Texas Boxcar Incident, Breakfast with Leonard and Looking for the Magic, this is Pete’s first solo outing.

The eleven track CD has ten new self penned songs and the Johnny Cash classic, Train of Love recorded by Cash in the fifties.  The ten original songs reflect the vast experience of styles Pete has absorbed since he started playing around Dublin in the early sixties with his beat group The Circle, through his time playing with Granny’s Intentions, folk singer Donovan in the early seventies, The Fake in the late seventies, recording with Nanci Griffith and with Townes Van Zandt on his last great, No Deeper Blue album,  through the years leading The Fleadh Cowboys and into the twenty first century recording and touring with The Chieftains. From rock and blues through soul, folk and country music.

The album The Brilliant Architect was recorded with the aid of the considerable talents of regular Fleadh Cowboys playersTommy Moore, Trevor Knight, Ger Kiely and Fran Breen, this line up has been augmented with, Ed Deane on guitar and lap steel, Carl Geraghty and Mark Adams on saxophone and trumpet and an appearance by Gavin Glasson mandolin, on the title track.

The single Flowers in Baghdad has featured in Neil Young’s Living with war website chart www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday for seven months with a highest position of no 30 and has been picked up by www.noliesradio.org  for heavy rotation in San Francisco and on the web.
Earlier this year Pete had a number one country hit on the website www.soundclick.com  with the humorous I Lied to You.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm.