“The Arrow & The Song”
A debut acoustic folk album
This original work by Sligo based singer/songwriter Jerome Taheny features 6 original songs and 4 poems set to music. The songs are in a mellow folk style and demonstrate Jerome’s deep rich toned melodic voice and his unique acoustic finger-picking guitar accompaniment, complimented by a few sympathetic musicians and backing singers. The title track is based on a Longfellow poem and sets out the aspirations of the singer – for his songs to find their way into the hearts of the listener.
Steve Wickham of The Waterboys has described the album as “enchanting” with “superb guitar playing and arrangements”. He goes on to say that it has “unusual chord changes and musical twists that kept me engaged”. He describes House as “wonderful and reminds me of Jacques Brel”. He compliments the lyrical honesty of the works, especially the closing track , Twinkle, a song written to encourage a friend in a difficult period of life.
The selected poems are rich lyrically and paint universal stories of life, loss, love and longing. The poetic works are from 2 old world and 2 modern day poets and balanced with his original songs, combine to give the album a rich, gentle and subtle feel, with an undertow of more serious life issues. The songs reflect on topics such as illness, MS, alcoholism, depression, and life’s decisive moments, often forced upon us and ways in which positivity can be harnessed in adversity. The gentle approach lures the listener in to exploring the deeper issues in a musically comfortable space.
The album was recorded in Tony Maher’s Headford Studio and produced by Johnny Duhan.
Launch gigs are planned for later in the year and details will be posted on Jerome’s website: www.tontotaheny.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview, please contact Jerome on mobile: 087-7523522 or email: email@example.com