Lisa O'Neill / Tumbleweed Company
Lisa O’Neill started writing songs and music at an early age in her native Ballyhaise, a village in Ireland’s County Cavan. She moved to Dublin at age 18 to study music full time. Early on, she was welcomed into the folk and traditional scene in pubs and venues around the city, where her singular voice, witty lyrics, and observations on modern Irish life gained her popularity and set her apart as a unique talent.
Her independently released debut album, aptly titled Has an Album, was launched in August 2009 and sold out throughout the country, displaying her popularity not just in Dublin but nationwide. Her second album, Same Cloth or Not, showcases her unrushed, natural, straight-talking approach. O’Neill is like a musical version of Flannery O’Connor.
Tumbleweed Company is a folk-rock band from Nashville. Its members are from all different parts of the country and met in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music. Established in 2009, Tumbleweed Company is releasing their new album Village in April 2014, produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo). Influenced by different types American folk music and a love of rock 'n' roll, Tumbleweed Company blends vocal harmonies over an array of acoustic and electric instruments to create something all its own.
Watch a video preview for O’Neill’s new album: