Festival News: Amanda Shires

Next big things Alabama Shakes, 50's throwbacks Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, author/Richmond Fontaine leader Willy Vlautin: the 2012 Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots festival is really shaping up for something special in a few weeks time.

Another name to add to that list is Texan fiddle player Amanda Shires who returns off her own bat, having performed at the event previously as part of Jason Isbel & thee 400 Unit who will perform on every day of the May bank holiday gathering. I may have fallen a little bit in love. With country. Obviously.

Currently confirmed for KIlkenny Rhythm & Roots:

  • Willy Vlautin & Dan Eccles
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
  • Rod Picott
  • Amanda Shires
  • Israel Nash Gripka
  • Richard Buckner
  • Danny And The Champions of the World
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
  • Charlie Parr
  • Alabama Shakes
  • John Blek and The Rats
  • Joe Fury & The Hayride
  • The Meatmen
  • Blue Horyzon
  • Loudest Whisper
  • Ben Reel
  • Memphis Cats
  • Road Trouble
  • Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees
  • Paul Creane & The Changing Band
  • The Needables
  • Rumbleshack
  • TV Jones & The Tomahawks
  • Bocs Social

- Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots festival takes place May 4th-7th
- For more info see www.kilkennyroots.com