Two words come to mind as I listen to, "This Summer - A Musical Journey of Our Youth", the 24th and newest CD by the Black Irish Band. It is unique and outstanding! While the songs are not your typical Celtic songs, they are all played with a mixture of your traditional Celtic instruments.
The title song, "This Summer..." was written by band member, Patrick Michael Karnahan. It is a delightful song talking about hitting the highway, swimming, parties with friends and going home again! My personal favorite is "I was Davy Crockett", a wonderful song about "real" men being heroes and not some made up character by the corporate world. Singer, James Nelson, does an incredible version of "Yodel Your Blues Away", and I was impressed by the trumpet playing of Richard Restivo and Patrick Karnahan in "Tijuana
Breakdown - (Tijuana Brass Meets the Chieftains)".
"This Summer...." truly is a classic! This album is the perfect gift for anyone including yourself. Well done Black Irish Band...I was mezmerized by your journey's!
By: Marcene Bronson
Marketing Director/Web Designer
The Celtic Crier