Monday, 11 July 2011

Not Another Singer Songwriter - Luka Bloom

This week's not another singer songwriter takes in the more traditional approach. Barry Moore the brother of folk singer Christy Moore had recorded 3 lps before he left Ireland for America, settling in New York. A new country and a new name, taking a Suzanne Vega song and a James Joyce character, Luka Bloom was born.

Luka Bloom's first lp Riverside dealt with the experiences of living in New York and was released to a lot of positive reviews.

2 more lps followed , Acoustic Motorbike and Turf, although both of these lps were recorded back in Ireland. Surf was the last lp I bought and since then he has released a lot more stuff including an acoustic lp, a covers lp, a live, a collaboration and an lp with a Romany sound among others.

I've posted 2 tracks one from each of the 2nd and 3rd lps both of which are pretty representative of his sound at that time.

Bridge of Sorrow - Luka Bloom (from The Acoustic Motorbike)

Right Here Right Now - Luka Bloom  (from Turf)

You can buy Luks Bloom's lps here and you can't really go wrong with any of the 3 I've mentioned above


  1. Just to let you know that Luka's album is TURF not Surf!! Check out his for other titles. Thanks.

  2. Hi Anne

    1000 apologies I've corrected in the post - some kind of subconscious link to Roddy Frame or more likely lazy typing

    Which lp would you recommend first to add to the 3 i have Riverside / Acoustic M / Turf?


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