The Dirt Road Band comprises a collection of seasoned Blues players performing authentic renditions of classic blues and roots music as well as self penned material.
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Dermot Byrne and Dirt Road
Fronting the ensemble is Dermot Byrne who has built up a steady
following over the years bringing his brand of real down home blues and
roots music to venues throughout Europe and the United States. Playing
slide guitar and harmonica he is recognised as being one of Ireland’s
finest interpreters of blues songs. His influences include Robert
Johnson, Fred McDowell, Son House, and Muddy Waters as well as artists
such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Dermot has hosted the long running
Dublin Blues Nights on Saturday evenings at the Ha’penny Bridge Inn
where he has been joined over the years by a host of great blues acts.
Dermot has opened for or performed with legendary blues artists such as
Eric Bibb, Long John Hunter, Steve James, Sam Mitchel, Byther Smyth and
DIRT ROAD also comprises Ash Leonard on slide guitar who has been
gigging at the Dublin Blues Nights, and an ace rhythm section comprising
of Dublin based Will Comerford on upright bass, and the legendary Art
Lorigan on drums.