Niall Connolly - 'Dream Your Way Out of This One' - Album Release

Niall Connolly - 'Dream Your Way Out of This One' - Album Release

Niall Connolly, August Wells

Fri · October 6, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Niall Connolly - 'Dream Your Way Out of This One' - Album Release
Niall Connolly - 'Dream Your Way Out of This One' - Album Release
Niall Connolly and band perform at Union Hall as part of a worldwide tour celebrating the release of his 8th studio album 'Dream Your Way Out of This One'.

A highly engaging and entertaining storyteller and performer, Connolly has played several international festivals including Glastonbury, Prague Fringe Festival, Cork Folk Festival, Acoustic Festival Düsseldorf and Cuala NYC.

‘Dream Your Way Out of This One’ is a collaboration with his NY band. It also features guest performances by Glen Hansard, Javier Más from Leonard Cohen's band and Deni Bonet.

“Terrific. Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop. Connolly is a witty storyteller and a not-to-be-missed songsmith.” - The Chicago Tribune

“Among the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City.” - No Depression
Niall Connolly
Niall Connolly
1977. The year that punk was born. With only hours left to spare it also produced a baby boy in the suburbs of Cork, Ireland, born with his ears piqued to the murmurs and clatter around him.

As he grew the soundtrack changed. Nirvana on the Walkman. Leonard Cohen on his sister’s stereo. The surge of bands and songwriters emerging from the 1990’s Cork music scene. Later it became snippets of eavesdropped New York conversation. Tales of woe on the radio. The sights and sounds of tours across Europe.

All of it gets woven into a tapestry of words. Then melody. Harmonies added in the studio. Electricity, sincerity, and humor on the stage. At the core of every Niall Connolly song is the story, one that unfolds a layer with each listen.
August Wells
August Wells
August Wells is a musical project created by Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger in New York.

Griffin is the former creative mind behind the groups, Rollerskate Skinny, Kid Silver and Favourite Sons. John Rauchenberger, a New York pianist who has played with among others, The Favourite Sons, Maggie Estep and Daniel Carter.

The music of August Wells has been described as “Strange other worldly chamber music”, “Sinatra singing Lou Reed songs” and “The secret marriage of Willy Nelson and Lee Hazlewood” Songs to walk across your troubled heart with.

“This charming man possesses possibly the most evocative, even beautiful, Irish singing voice ever recorded — equal parts Scott Walker and…oh, lots of cool icons from the past with vaguely baritone vocal styles like Leonard Cohen perchance.”
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215