Daniel Romano mosey croonin' in Europe, tourdates announced18-02-2014
Mosey music is a study in contrasts. There's glitz and grit, reveling and wallowing, wretchedness and showmanship. Mosey music's pioneers wore their battered hearts on sequined sleeves. From Bakersfield to Galveston, the legends traded their tragicomic highs and lows for gold records and white Cadillacs. But that was then; the days of Buckaroos, Nudie Suits and various Hanks are over, save for the museum displays. To quote a George Jones title track, "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" Enter Daniel Romano, a songwriter who delivers mosey croonin' and hard luck storytelling. While references to marquee names like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard are apparent in Romano's music, the obvious influences certainly don't demystify his talent. Romano works with equal parts authenticity and creativity, and his musical world is rich with archetypes and archrivals, wry observations and earnest confessions.
"Come Cry With Me" (his third album in as many years) furthers his Mosey aesthetic, musical and visual. Again self-produced and played, for the most part, by himself, Romano's new album continues with themes of bad choices, hard times, boozing and losing. Amidst the tales of woebegone orphans, family knots and broken hearts, there are spoken word yarns that recall Hank Williams-as-Luke The Drifter. Romano's deep rumbling baritone vocal dips serve, conversely, to lighten the mood, leaving no doubt that this artist knows how to deliver a punch line.
We're extremenly proud to announce the first few dates of his 2014 European tour:
27-08-2014: Dublin (IRL) @ The Grand Social
28-08-2014: Kilkenny (IRL) @ Cleeres
06-09-2014: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
09-09-2014: Berlin (DE) @ Auster Club
11-09-2014: Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje
12-10-2014: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg
Check out the amazing video where he's performing 'Time Forgot (To Change My Heart)' ft. Gord Downie: