Young Dubliners


Young Dubliners

Drunker Shade Of Green

Sun, April 9, 2017

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL


This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- If Any Seating Is Available, It Will Be On A Strictly First Come-First Serve Basis * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open

Young Dubliners
Young Dubliners
The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock's hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock', that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea", Keith Roberts, lead singer for the band explains. "The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn't Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you'll end up with when you start on a new album.

The band is currently in the midst of recording their ninth studio album. This will be a unique experience for the band as they plan to release it independently for the first time in their career.

"We had a few offers but decided we were well overdue to take things into our own hands," says Roberts, "After eight albums on various labels it just seemed right to go it alone for once and maintain full creative control."

However "going it alone" did not mean without financial support and for that they turned to their fans. After only two weeks the band had received over half the necessary funds to complete the recording, manufacturing and marketing plan for the album and work began on February 1st, 2012. The road intervened as is usual for this non-stop touring band and the recording process was put on temporary hold as they commenced a long US summer tour followed by a month long European Fall run.

Now, safely returned to the US, the band is back in the studio full time and hopes are high to finish the album by March. There is a short tour planned for Alaska in February with the main roadwork starting up again in March. They plan to showcase much of the new material at the upcoming shows.

"Having a whole album of new songs really invigorates the live show for us and makes it exciting all over again" say Roberts. "It's like a shot in the arm every time we go through this process".

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Drunker Shade Of Green
Drunker Shade Of Green
Drawing inspiration from a host of personal musical experiences, the five members of DSOG bring a renewed energy to the Celtic music that lies at the root of their collective ancestries. For the five members of DSOG returning to their roots also means fusing their love of Celtic music with the styles they grew up listening to, namely rock n’ roll, punk, ska, bluegrass, and others. DSOG plays the music passed down by generations of Celtic immigrants coming to America but on their own terms, blurring the lines between the traditional and the progressive. The end result is a unique blending of styles that promises to excite and engage a large spectrum of audiences.

The Band

Leila Hobbs: (Fiddle/Vocals) Leila started playing the violin when she was a small child, and immediately showed a passion and talent for music. She has had the distinct pleasure of sitting in with many amazing bands. Among them are Mithril, Delta Reign, and most excitingly, the great southern rock band Dash Rip Rock on several occasions when they visited Pensacola. Leila has taken part in fiddle workshops from North Carolina to Scotland and brings a one-of-kind fiddle style to the mix.

Tim Roberts: (Guitar/Vocals) Tim grew up, along with his brother, listening and learning the traditional songs and tunes of Ireland and Scotland passed down by their father. Tim played in a series of rock, punk, and folk inspired bands before finally returning to his roots in Celtic music.

Rob Roberts: (Banjo/Vocals) Rob draws from the same young experiences as his brother but brings a unique sound to the mix. Playing an almost forgotten instrument, the 4-string plectrum banjo, Rob has helped to infuse the band with a classic sound that dominated the Irish-American music scene in early America.

Blake Thompson: (Percussion) Blake provides a foundation for the group through his unique drumming style. Drawing on experiences playing everything from jazz to punk-rock, Blake adds a layer of new life to classic songs and tunes.

Dennis Dowd: (Flute/Tin Whistle) Dennis brings a lifetime of musical experience and a passion for his Irish heritage to the group. Drawing on years of experience playing the traditional dance music of Ireland and Scotland, Dennis’s energy and talent adds a unique complexity to the band’s sound.

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202