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.