The Passion Of Dermot Kennedy Will Stir Emotions Dermot Kennedy Soulful Folk Kicked Off Blurred Culture's Outside Lands
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-
“…. I started my musical immersion with the souful crooning of Ireland’s Dermot Kennedy. I had heard from friends he possesses the same kind of passionate, troubadour soul of his fellow Irishman Glen Hansard, and my friends were right. This young man has got soul to spare.Just have a listen to his single “Couldn’t Tell” from his debut EP Doves and Raven. If you’re the emotional kind, I would recommend holding a hankie in your hands in case you happen to get something in your eye.
When he performs, the passion of his music physically manifests the young man. He sings his melodies with an intensity that even those in the back of the crowd can feel. His passion seems rooted in heartache, and as he sings his melodies with his eyes closed, you almost get a sense that tears soon will fall from his visage.
He’s a folk singer with a modern edge. While he could have gone completely acoustic a la Glen Hansard with his compositions, he was accompanied by sharp musical arrangement that helped steer the mood of his music from one path to the next. A very pleasant performance that certainly was a nice appetizer for the music the rest of the day had in store …”