SEAFOAM GREEN - Sunday November 4, at mActivity, New Haven
Fernando Pinto Presents: Seafoam Green (Ireland)
Sunday November 4 at mActivity, New Haven
Doors 6:30pm - Show 7pm
Tickets adv. $15. $20. At the door
Seafoam Green Leader FollowsHis Muse
Dave O'Grady - the singer & songwriter of the group 'Seafoam Green' - believes in following his muse. That muse led him as a young Dublin lad to root around his fathers LP collection when his dad was at work or away to discover gems like Neil Young, CCR, Paul Brady & others.
That muse led him to leave his Dublin home at age 18 and move to Liverpool 10 years ago to chase his music. 6 months later, Dave found himself singing With A Little Help From My Friends on stage with Ringo Starr in Liverpool in a happenstance occurrence.
Its the same muse that led to a chance meeting at a studio in Nashville with The Black Crowes' guitarist Rich Robinson. Rich was producing a session that included Daves singing & The Rolling Stones sax man Bobby Keys. After hearing some of Dave's original material, Rich insisted on producing Seafoam Green's 2016 debut album titled "Topanga Mansion."
The album ranges from Dave's influences including the American roots music he loves so well in groups like The Band as well as his singer / songwriter heroes in guys like Foy Vance & John Martyn.
I remember getting to see John Martyn in a small arts centre when I was 13 or 14, this burly one legged Scottish man (that I'd never really heard of) was helped to the stage and quickly blew my little head clean off. That's one of the moments when it became about making music and not necessarily about just songs. John was giving and drawing emotion to and from everyone in the room, it was an experience.
And while there are vintage aspects to "Topanga Mansion," it's largely Dave's voice & lyrical approach that brings a fresh angle to Seafoam Green's work.
Dave & his musical singing partner Muireann McDermot Long joins him in July 2018 & he wants to bring Seafoam Greens muse to you.
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