The new album by Tupelo, "Push On", which was produced by Joe in 2012 finally receives its release on Friday, February 21st on Crashed Music and is already picking up some great reviews including this one from Hotpress. Buy it from Celtic Note at this link. Huge congratulations guys!
Also going on release is the new EP from Corner Boy which Joe recorded at Grouse Lodge last November. It's scheduled for a March 14th release and the lead single, "Ghost Town City", is receiving plenty of airplay already. The band will be plugging the EP on RTE's The Late Late Show on Friday February 21st.
Many of you will be aware that much-beloved Dublin radio station, Phantom FM, has laid off most of its staff and plans to rebrand as a dreaded "formatted" station in the near future. Phantom has been a great supporter of Joe's music over the years so he'll be performing live in studio on Nadine O'Regan's show this Saturday morning. Listen live here. We'll post audio as we have it.
Joe will also be rejoining The Waterboys this summer for some festival appearances. Confirmed dates are below with more to be added.
Sat, 14 June: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL , SEACLOSE PARK, ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLAND.
Sat, 2 August: KALVAAG FESTIVAL, KALVAAG, NORWAY.
Thurs, 7 August: FAIRPORT'S CROPREDY CONVENTION, CROPREDY, ENGLAND.
Sun, 31 August: MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL, MOSELEY PARK, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.
Here's a video of Joe guesting with The Waterboys, Liam O'Maonlai, Freddie Stevenson, Glen Hansard and Pete Cummins on the recent Fisherman's Blues Revisited tour.