Vlautin brings The Delines to Limerick this Friday

The Delines are fronted by vocalist Amy Boone - from The Damnations - alongside Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, Sean Oldham and songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin, both Richmond Fontaine, and on pedal steel, Tucker Jackson of Minus 5. They released debut album Colfax in April to stellar reviews worldwide
MUSIC fans are in for a real treat as Richmond Fontaine songwriter Willy Vlautin brings his latest project, The Delines, to Limerick.

MUSIC fans are in for a real treat as Richmond Fontaine songwriter Willy Vlautin brings his latest project, The Delines, to Limerick.

The novelist and influential American musician wrote an album worth of songs and built a band around vocalist Amy Boone, so taken was he by her voice.

The resulting album is Colfax, a stunning and timeless collection of songs with the intimacy of a midnight confessional - think bits of Dusty Springfield meets Tom Waits and Mazzy Star.

“Amy’s voice has always stopped me in my tracks,” says Vlautin.

“It’s all heart, beat-up but tough, vulnerable and worn. I’ve always wanted to work with her, so when she gave me the chance I spent a year writing songs for her. I wanted to write songs like her voice: songs that might have a drink in the morning but they still make it to work.”

The band is a supergroup, containing fellow Richmond Fontaine members, plus those from The Decemberists, Minus 5 and The Damnations.

The Delines play Dolan’s this Friday night.