Limerick, County Limerick
Hey Rusty is the songwriting project of Limerick musician and DIY LK conspirator, John Ahern. A combination of jangling 12 String guitar riffs and ear-worm vocal melodies, Hey Rusty is an exercise in presenting earnest, thoughtfully crafted songs with a stripped back, lo-fi aestethic, reminiscent of 90s acts such as Elliott Smith, Pedro the Lion and Bright Eyes.
The three-track "Ladys Lane" EP, produced by Chris Quigley (Cruiser, Post Punk Podge & the Technohippies) was recorded and released in the Spring of 2019, with lead single "Maggie Cassidy" being hailed by Totally Dublin as "a lazily pretty love song, sadness and shyness blended up in a piece of scrappy, shuffling acoustic indie".
Hey Rusty is in the midst of venturing out on tour around the country, opening for Junior Brother at three of his album launch gigs in Galway, Dublin and Clonakilty, as well as spots at Limerick's DIY LK and Galway's Eclectics.