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