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Tom Portman Trio

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Tom Portman Trio

29 Jun 2019 (18:00) at Róisín Dubh (Beer Garden)

Free
Beer Garden Sessions

"If it has strings, Portman can play them. Not only play them but bend them, scratch them, shape 'em and mould them into a collage of beauty...’ ‘a melting pot of Americana, Irish trad, world and the magical.
CARL CORCORAN Presenter, RTE, Blue of the Night
Irish multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer and songwriter Tom Portman plays the acoustic/electric guitar, Dobro & other strings.
For this evening Tom is joined at the Roisin Duph with bassist Marcus Molloy (aka. Mol from the Big Gernaiums) and the king of funky grooves drummer Brian Gosker they’ll be giving the evening an electric Trio twist to Tom’s compositions.
Over the past decade Tom’s been a consistent eclectic and prolific force within Irish music. With 4 solo albums to his name, there’s a wide range to his work - from the Blues, Irish melodies, swing, rag time through bluegrass to Indian ragas.
Gradually gaining renown both in Ireland and abroad Portman’s playing with a plethora of acts in tandem with his own captivating one-man shows. Since 2015 Tom’s been the Dobro player/Guitarist with Brother Dege and the Brotherhood of Blues, Dege’s music featured in Tarantino’s film ‘Django Unchained.
‘A softly spoken singer songwriter who can sing the blues with the best’ Adrian Lavelle, Spirit of Voice

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