Vincent Cross - Seallam! Harris, Thursday / Acoustic Stage, Friday
Vincent Cross is a roots-oriented songwriter, musician, and composer born in Dublin, raised in Australia and now based in New York City. His first full-length debut album Home Away from Home received strong support from the Bluegrass, Country and Americana communities.
In concert he accompanies himself on guitar and often features a traditional string band. His vocal influences range from the “untamed” Rosco Holcomb to the subtler alt-country musing of Jeff Tweedy.
Vincent’s most recent album A Town Called Normal, journeys through jazz infused old-time ballads, downhome country blues, traditional bluegrass, and indie-folk rock. Three different band configurations add to the musical diversity of this recording. Respected traditional players accompany Vincent on ‘Childish Things’ and ‘Cursed’ while there is a free jazz feel to ‘Footnotes’ and ‘Cuckoo.’ The third band unit adds a heavy dose of drums and mandolin to ‘Sometimes’ adding an indie-folk flavour.
With new songs waiting to be recorded for Cross' third album, appearances at the International Folk Alliance, and tours being booked globally from Australia, UK, US, and Ireland, 2015 is looking like a year of further exploration, collaboration and development.
We look forward to Vincent sharing his unique talent with HebCelt audiences in the summer.