JOHN PRINE CALLS HIM "A GREAT SONGWRITER"
Next artist on NPR World Café and Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke will headline the Cutting Room December 6.
His US debut album 'Mag Pai Zai' (Rimecoat / Missing Piece) has earned
acclaim from the likes of USA Today, SPIN, Travel + Leisure, and beyond.
NPR World Café host David Dye says, "It is definitely time for this
music to cross the ocean... O'Rourke has a penchant for writing about
love and history with equal amounts of ease and gravity."
Watch the "Time Machine" video.
The legendary John Prine – for whom O'Rourke has opened – said this
month, "Declan O' Rourke is a great songwriter. He is a fine fellow too
and I believe the missing link to the Inkspots."
WHO: Rimecoat / Missing Piece Records Artist Declan O'Rourke
WHAT: Headlining Concert
WHEN: 6:30pm, December 6, 2013
WHERE: The Cutting Room, 44 E 32nd St, NYC
"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." – Jon Pareles,
"Declan O'Rourke is long overdue for a stateside breakthrough." – Luke McCormick, SPIN
"The Irish balladeer's storytelling skills shine." – Edna Gundersen, USA Today,
"Warm, enveloping voice." – Eric Danton, Wall Street Journal
"Classic crooning sound." – Nate Storey, Travel + Leisure
"Greatness... A listen to a song like 'Time Machine,' 'Caterpillar DNA'
or 'Langley's Requiem' is to feel a biting wind blow right through you,
and have you reaching for the first warmth available. Heaviness has
never had a better home."– Bill Bentley, Morton Report
"Be warned: O’Rourke isn’t just another balladeer with an acoustic
guitar. His voice, lyrics and arrangements have distinct impact." –
Chuck Campbell, Knoxville News-Sentinel