Red Cortina - Leo & Anto - Pushin´It!
Label: Shamtown Records - SAWDOC022CD • Format: CD Album, Stereo • Country: Ireland • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Excuse me a moment… I had to wipe away a few tears. But today I must accept it. I am old. Was it the finding of arthritis in yet another place? Most recently my right hand — oh no! I type all day! Was it the decision to go gray? A process. Then cutting my long hair to a short blond bob. Finally cutting it to the roots. It was a simple email from Galway. The Saw Doctors are taking a break from touring. They have been doing it for over twenty years. There has always been only two constants to The Saw Doctors.
Davy Carton and Leo Moran. As Leo is going out on his own for the time being with Anthony Thistlethwaite doing small venues, it means only one thing. Davy is tired. And Davy is my age. I have loved The Saw Doctors from the beginning, back in They had it all. A true Irish rock and roll band with a sound like no one else.
Or The Green and Red of Mayo. I could not begin to name a favorite song. Every single one has been relevant to me and my life. Davy was my age but I had a special fondness for Leo as his Da was my bank manager back in Ballaghaderreen. They took the stage, back in the very early days, on Honda 50s although it was Seamus Moore who sang about the Honda The preferred culchie method of transportation — along with the ubiquitous Red Cortina which they wrote a song about.
I was even inspired to paint a picture, Honda A Saw Doctor concert was always a unique kind of event. I will never forget the first time I dragged my husband, kicking and screaming, to his first one at The Melody Tent on Cape Cod. There he was, 15 years older than me and Lebanese with no love for anything Irish. Other than me. Dressed Ya No Te Quiero - Cuco Sanchez - Boleros his expensive slacks, polo, and Italian leather loafers.
Absolutely determined to be miserable and make me remember Red Cortina - Leo & Anto - Pushin´It! things he did to make me happy. The Saw Doctors took the stage Parental Advisory - Hector Couto - Parental Advisory everyone in the audience, except one man in a wheelchair, rose to their feet and never sat down again. You sing along, you dance in the aisle, you jump around madly, but Red Cortina - Leo & Anto - Pushin´It!
never sit down at a Saw Doctor concert. And my husband was right there with everyone else. Last year as I soaked in the Jacuzzi, post concert, trying to silence the ache in every bone and muscle, he said it was his last one. He was too old for it. Of course I planned to beg and plead and in the end convince him to go again Denis Gouzil Groupe - Le PTit Grouillot Qui Danse year.
But Red Cortina - Leo & Anto - Pushin´It! will be no Melody Tent this year. Seems Davy is too old as well. Which means so am I. So excuse my tears, I am mourning the passing of my youth. Lets hope Davy gets a second wind so I get my youth back!! The email follows. If you have a local venue that Leo and Anto could play, get in touch with Amanda, her email is below. Some great music and story telling for all.
The current break is The Saw Doctors first rest from touring and recording in over twenty years of non-stop gigging all over the world. But now some good news. The start date for the Tour is September 20 and there are still a few dates left to be filled in the month long US Tour.
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