O'ROURKE PLAYS NYC'S CUTTING ROOM TONIGHT
Declan O'Rourke – the songwriter who has had three top albums in Ireland
– is about to make his US debut with 'Mag Pai Zai.' He has opened for
Bob Dylan, Snow Patrol, and John Prine and shared the stage with Bono.
'Mag Pai Zai' earned him comparisons to Glen Hansard, Sondre Lerche, Ron
Sexsmith, and Rufus Wainwright. 'Mag Pai Zai,' out this week in digital
download and out October 8 in brick and mortar stores, has brought
O'Rourke acclaim from several outlets and a certain influential rocker:
"Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality, and a sense of history run
through the songs of Declan O'Rourke… his calling is as a balladeer,
proffering reassurance in the face of inevitable sorrow." – NY Times
"Declan O'Rourke is long overdue for a stateside breakthrough." – SPIN
"Warm, enveloping voice." – Wall Street Journal
"He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore,
songs that sound like they’ve been around forever." – Paul Weller
Hear 'Mag Pai Zai' in its entirety at American Songwriter.