Re: What song are you listening to right now?
Cathal Murphy - I'm Writing to You -It Can Be Lonely & Beautiful at The Edges of Print (2022) EP
Monteal Sessions (2022) EP
Following on from Wednesday's fabulous show ay Ashington, I came away with Cathal's 2 CD EP's. The 1st one came out at the start of the year, and the 2nd, just released officially today, was recorded earlier this year, in, as the name suggests, Montreal.
I've banged on a bit about this young Irish lad as I knew on 1st encounter, he has talent to spare, and these releases vindicate that insight. He doesn't play like another Rory, or have the voice of a Van Morrison, he does have a genre straddling, easy style mixing elements of jazz & country with touches of his folk-music background. What comes out is a surprisingly sophisticated mellow sound.
The 2nd EP is more of the same, but Cathal was invited to Montreal to record with his mentor Ariel Posen who also produced the sessions. This time, there's a much more textured fell to the 4 tracks and we hear Cathal using a slightly higher register on his voice. Standout track has to be Overworked, Underpaid.