I Draw Slow (2022)

Captivating Americana from the Emerald Isle

What a fantastic mini tour from I Draw Slow. I caught the Saltaire concert which was totally epic. Hoping to book a longer run of UK dates for 2023, stay tuned…
Fri, 28/10/2022 Saltburn Arts Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorks
Sat, 29/10/2022 Coniston Institute Coniston, Cumbria
Sun, 30/10/2022 The Live Room Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Popular Americana-roots band I Draw Slow have been honing their craft for over a decade, selling out venues in their native Ireland and releasing four albums to critical acclaim. Performing a compelling blend of old time and contemporary Americana, the Dublin-based quintet has been steadily building a strong reputation across the Atlantic, and were signed to leading Nashville label Compass Records in 2017. The band is well-established on the American folk and roots scene, touring numerous times across 25 states and performing at many major USA festivals including Merlefest and Grey Fox. I Draw Slow released their fifth, self-titled album in September 2022, and it’s been receiving glowing reviews to add to the praise already heaped on its four predecessors. 

“Whatever Americana scene there may be in Ireland, I Draw Slow have surely conquered it. These songs sound hewn from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and not their native Dublin. ” – The Sunday Times 

I Draw Slow imbue their brand of roots music with an appealing, distinctive flavour, with Louise Holden’s captivating voice complemented by outstanding musicianship on fiddle (Adrian Hart), clawhammer banjo (Colin Derham), acoustic guitar (Dave Holden) and double bass (Konrad Liddy). Siblings Louise and Dave have been writing songs together since a very young age, and their brother-sister harmonies add extra charm to the band’s sound.  I Draw Slow recently returned from another successful tour in the USA and we’re delighted that they’ll be performing a handful of UK gigs this autumn, with more plans in the works for 2023.