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I Draw Slow

Rank #2 IE Dublin, IE Country / Roots / Oldtime


Label: Independent, Pinecastle Records

Manager: Dave Holden / Colin Derham

Bio: I Draw Slow are a 5 piece, Dublin Based, Alt Country band, playing "original, enthralling, & outstandingly written songs" penned by Siblings Dave and Louise Holden. I Draw Slows debut album 'DOWNSIDE' was released late in 2008, combining a solid roots tradition with contemporary song writing, to ... See Full Bio

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“IDRAW SLOW : DOWNSIDE (self released) NARRATIVE-DRIVEN COUNTRY RECORD AS COMFY AS YOUR FAVORITE SWEATER. Boasting tales of lesbian lighthouse keepers, a lovelorn prostitute and a pair of pilgrims on a journey to non belief, Downside is a cracking record that wears it's alt-country influences on its tattered tartan sleeve. Over the span of 11 moonshine steeped tracks, song writing siblings Dave and Louise Holden and their band treat us to their take on music that originated in the Apalachian Mountains by putting a distinctly Irish spin on things. In many ways Downside is a bit like a comfy cardigan - what it lacks in style and sophistication, it more than makes up for it in warmth, and this record has it by the bucket load. EDWIN MCFEE KEY TRACK : OH SALLY”
— Edwin McFee, Hotpress
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    Oct 5

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    Aberdeen, NC, US
    Sun Oct 05 6:46pm
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    Oct 4

    Oriental, NC, US | 3:30pm

    Oriental, NC, US
    Sat Oct 04 3:30pm


    I Draw Slow I Draw Slow is a five-piece group comprised of vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and double bass. Hailing from Dublin, they weave a confident blend of American bluegrass and Irish sensibility into something unique a kind of greengrass, perhaps. Singer/songwriter, Louise Holden adds a dash of Irish jig to the groups upbeat vibe, with undertones of Celtic mystery. Plan to be transported in spirit to the Emerald Isle beyond our shores.

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    Jul 26

    Ballyknockan, LS, IE | 12:00pm

    Ballyknockan, LS, IE
    Sat Jul 26 12:00pm
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    Jun 12

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  • 2014

    May 3

    Washington, DC, US | 4:00pm

    Washington, DC, US
    Sat May 03 4:00pm


    I Draw Slow I Draw Slow in Concert -- Irish Music Meets Americana Blending traditional Irish music with the folky roots of Appalachian Mountains-style Americana, I Draw Slow is an eclectic five-piece boasting a songbook filled with infectious melodies and clever stories. Siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise Holden (vocals) have been making music together for more than 20 years, teaming up with talented musicians Adrian Hart (violin), Colin Derham (clawhammer banjo) and Konrad Liddy (double bass) to form I Draw Slow. Telling dark tales of debauchery with beguiling melodies and a sound that is part alt-country, part American roots and part traditional Irish music, this Atlas Performing Arts Center appearance by I Draw Slow should appeal to an audience as diverse as the sounds made by accomplished musicians.

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  • Johnny Tanner (Artist) Johnny Tanner
    Caught you at MerleFest...love your stuf.
  • mikedoyleentertainment (Artist) mikedoyleentertainment
    Love Cry Help...Thank you for sharing...Mike
  • Tim Ratliff (Artist) Tim Ratliff
    Fantastic music video, ( I Draw Slow) I liked it very much!!!!
    Nice sound, Nice songs. Nice Work.
  • DJ Antonio (Artist) DJ Antonio
    Awesome songs! dedicating my time to your great music!
  • "FIRE" (Artist) "FIRE"
    ♫ CRY HELP ♫ is an awesome track!! we dig it!! Showing "FIRE" support from Minneapolis, MN
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