Pat Reedy & The One Night Stands
Category - Music Date - 17/01/2020 8:00 pm
with Conor Forbes
Pat Reedy makes honest honky-tonk music for the modern world, mixing twang, blue-collar songwriting, working-class pride and an unconventional backstory into albums like 2018’s That’s All There Is.
Nashville based Reedy cut his teeth on the street corners of New Orleans, quickly becoming one of the city’s busiest street buskers strumming songs for the locals on Lower Decatur and the tourists on Bourbon Street. Leaving New Orleans in the rearview mirror he’s made Nashville his home graduating to bigger gigs, proper venues and international tours.
Reedy is the real deal, more influenced by the artists who filled the airwaves during his childhood years — including Dwight Yoakam, Mark Chesnutt, and George Jones — than anything in today’s mainstream as he sinks his teeth into his own country roots, performing traditional-minded songs about heartache, travel and long work days.
For this Balor gig he’ll front a 5 piece band featuring Patsy Gallagher (Goats Don’t Shave) on pedal steel and Roddy Lynch on piano/keyboards with Kenny Devenny and Nigel Simpson drivin’ the engine room on bass and drums. Reedy & The One Night Stands deliver a true Nashville sound of pedal steel guitar riffs and booming melodies inspired by classic country music.
Support is by Strabane born, Glasgow based, singer songwriter Conor Forbes who cites Mississippi John Hurt, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt as influences for his finger picked styling of original roots, country and Americana.