Clarence & The Winters
Dublin, County Dublin
The Winters emerged from the woodshed in 2013 to gain favourable notices and decent airplay with the release of their album Riches which was described as “a thoughtful mash-up of alternative country and retro soul.”
The Irish Times said that “the blood coursing through the veins of The Winters is one part Leonard Cohen, one part The Band and two parts picaresque rural, a kind of Liffeyside counter to Cowboy Junkies.” Which they took as a compliment.
They continue to forge their musical identity with new songs and ideas while plying their main stock-in-trade—their live shows—where they can draw listeners in with subtle moody colours or rock the joint with their clubby take on bargain-basement rhythm & blues!
“A graceful mix of Gram/Emmylou-like duets and some really lovely Memphis soul moments from Ed McGinley formerly of The Dixons.”
— RTE 10
“Taking their inspiration from largely from American roots music—including folk, country, blues, Gospel and soul and more specifically from almost-forgotten Texas legends The Sir Douglas Quintet—this authentic-sounding Dublin five-piece features some fine playing…”
— Hot Press
“…a thoughtful mash-up of alternative country and retro soul… You’ve heard it all before—but rarely with such humour and passion.”
— Metro Herald