Monday, June 29, 2009

The Guggenheim Grotto

This Wednesday, July 1st, we are deviating from our standard Americana, alt-county, bluegrass, blues tendencies and planning to watch The Guggenheim Grotto perform at our local club, Jammin' Java. The Guggenheim Grotto is an Irish "alt-pop" duo, consisting of Kevin May and Mick Lynch. We are not exactly sure what alt-pop refers to, but that is how they are labeled in a recent press release. They emerged from their native Ireland a few years ago after releasing their debut album ...Waltzing Alone, which spent considerable time at the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Folk Chart. Earlier this year, they released their second album, Happy the Man, which also hit No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Folk Chart soon after its release. The Guggenheim Grotto conducted a national tour in support of that album and is just starting a summer tour of several American cities - starting in Vienna Virginia at Jammin Java. See complete schedule below. We look forward to hearing what other iTunes listeners have already discovered.

1 comment:

MyJoog said...

The July 1st show at Jammin Java was pretty good. They follow the KISS approach - keep it simple - with just two guys on stage and sometimes just one instrument. The combination of keyboards and acoustic guitar is interesting. They drew a decent crowd who were obviously fans, noticing songs after a few chords were played or singing along. For me, I enjoyed the ukulele.