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Pete Kavanagh Releases Debut Album ‘Join Up The Dots’

November 25, 2021

Pete Kavanagh is an Irish musician and songwriter who hails from Co. Kildare.

His sound evokes the vintage quality of influences such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and The Beatles, but with a contemporary style that is unique to him.

With evocative lyrics and a rich tapestry of sound, ‘Join Up the Dots’, is a love letter to authenticity and to the human Spirit.

The nine tracks on the album combine alt-country, folk and rock with an overriding Americana feel. Pete’s strong vocal carries the narrative throughout the songs, with a rich array of instruments opening the soundscape and ethereal female backing vocals and lush harmonies adding tonal tangents to the stories being told.

Pete is joined by a host of musicians on this album including Graham Hopkins (The Frames, Therapy?), Frankie Lane (The Fleadh Cowboys), Lenny Cahill (King Modo) and Hally.

The album opens with Pete’s debut single, ‘To Hold the Red Rose’, which was well received, reaching No. 4 in the Irish Singer-Songwriter charts, being featured on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends Playlist and reaching the semi-finals of The International Songwriting Competition (Americana category) announced in February 2021.

Pete released a further two singles from the album, ‘Hold On’ and ‘Mercy’, both of which showcase the rockier side of ‘Join up the Dots’. These singles have also been well received with National and International radio play.

The next single scheduled for release is ‘Sweet Friend’.  “’Sweet Friend’ might just very well end up becoming Pete’s own “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” type-tune – it’s got that similarly haunting, down-to-earth vibe and grounded perspective that sincerely connects and comforts in the oddest of ways.  A tributary tune that has all the stunning craft you’d find on the records Tom Petty was writing towards the end of his career on Wildflowers and The Last DJ and with the spirit & atmosphere of a Bob Dylan classic.”

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