18 May 2019 (20:00) at Róisín Dubh
€12.50 (€10 members)
With a voice that is a force of nature, Shawn James is set to hit the road for a UK and Irish tour that kicks off this May 2019. Shawn James is bringing his tour across the UK, starting in the famous Camden The Underworld on May 7 and travelling across the UK before embarking on Irish dates that take in Belfast’s Voodoo on May 15, Dublin’s Whelan’s on May 16, Galway’s Roisin Dubh on May 18 before wrapping up in Waterford’s Central Arts on May 19.
Take one listen to Shawn James’ music and you can hear his roots in the Mississippi Delta by way of growing up on the fabled South Side of Chicago, his authentic, gutbucket blend of blues, folk, and soul music running the gamut of ecstatic joy and painful anguish.
The singer-songwriter has previously released four full-length albums, including his debut, Shadows, a live record (Live at the Heartbreak House), a covers EP (The Madrid Sessions) and the original songs of his most recent effort, On the Shoulders of Giants. His anticipated new release will be coming out in 2019 on indie label Parts + Labor Records, produced and recorded by Jimmy Messer (AWOLNation, Kelly Clarkson, Kygo, The White Buffalo).
James is a road dog, the hellhounds at his heels, performing more than 200 dates a year, including a November 12th appearance at the fabled Troubadour in Los Angeles. His songs have been featured on HBO, CBS and Sony Playstation’s The Last of Us 2. His track, “Through the Valley,” topped Spotify’s Global Viral Charts, while generating more than 60 million streams combined on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
His aching cover of Macy Gray’s “I Try” for GRAMMY.com’s “GRAMMY ReImagined” feature takes the original, a three-time nominee (for both Record and Song of the Year) and winner for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2000 to the church, bringing out the wrenching anguish and yearning at its core. View video here.