Hey, y’all. Shay here. On air indie.
I chatted with Davie Furey about his current music and the incredible message behind his songs. We are spinning two recent releases that are getting international recognition for their message.
He is an incredible talent out of Dublin, Ireland.
Tracks: ‘The Rain Falls On Palestine’ (before show) & ‘History’ during our chat.
Thank you for tuning in. Cheers!
From the Artist
Davie Furey released his album, Haunted Streets, in Feb. 2021 to much
critical acclaim. The album has been described as “a masterclass in
songwriting and musicianship” and has seen its four singles hitting #1 on
the Irish Singer-Songwriter charts.
With Haunted Streets, Furey and producer/multi-instrumentalist Martin
Quinn have done a wonderful job surrounding the singer/songwriter’s
compelling tunes with dynamic, electric arrangements as well as talented
musicians who sound like they’ve been playing with Furey for years.
Haunted Streets’ 11 tracks defy easy categorization, with songs ranging
from fiery rockers (“Fire and Gold” and “The Final Frontier”) to the tender
piano ballad “Farewell Returning Blues” and boisterous, horn-fueled
“Spaces Full.” His music suggests an Irish twist on Americana music;
something like Steve Earle or John Hiatt might have sounded liked had
they been born in Dublin.
Over the past few years, he has been a Pure M Awards nominee in the
Best Newcomer, Best Male Artist, and Best Irish Solo Act categories and
nominated as Folk Artist of the Year for 2021’s Hot Press Irish Music
Furey’s 2015 debut Easy Come, Easy Go was well-received and garnered
high praise from the likes of Christy Moore (“a fine, fine record”),
Donovan ("An excellent piece of work”), Luka Bloom (“Davie sings from
the heart and has the voice of a poet") and Jeremy Irons (“I love this
album”). Furey cites Earle, along with Dylan, Springsteen, and Prine,
among musicians he admires. Encouraged by Irish musicians like Bloom
and Moore, he worked hard to develop his own voice that showcases his
For the Haunted Streets sessions, Furey and Quinn assembled an all-star
lineup of Irish musicians: fiddlers Steve Wickham (The Waterboys),
guitarist Francie Conway, keyboardist Darren Holden (The High Kings),
banjoist Robbie Campion (Drops of Green), vocalists ELLYD and Susan
O’Neill, and drummer Andrew Quinn. Furey finished Haunted Streets
just as the Covid pandemic put everything on hold. A new creative outlet
in 2020 was starting a podcast, The Green Wave, where he interviews
some of Ireland’s top musicians and writers. In February of 2021, Furey
decided the time was right to release Haunted Streets in the U.K. and
Ireland, and the album will be released in the U.S. on July 9th.
Davie Furey presents his brand new song The Rain That Falls On Palestine, recorded in October 2021 in Jam Studios. It is a song that reflects what the Palestinian people are experiencing at the hands of the Israeli government. Written by Davie Furey. Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Martin Quinn. Videographer Pat Farrell. Lighting Nick Anton. Edited and Mixed by Andy Walsh No Alphabet. Footage of Palestine courtesy of Ahmed Hijazi.
Irish singer-songwriter Davie Furey’s new single, “History,” is an anthemic slice of Celtic-folk-infused, synth-bolstered jangle pop begging to echo off arena walls. It’s a sound as big as its carpe-diem call to action. “History,” is out May 4th 2022. Video produced by JellyTopsis Productions.