Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley

The Grand Social Dublin
The Grand Social, Dublin
The Grand Social Dublin 28/06/2018 20:00
28/06/2018 20:00

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This is an over 18s event. You may be required to show ID (driver's license, Garda / PSNI ID or passport only). Right of admission is reserved.

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General Admission €16 incl. booking fee


The American singer/guitarist/artist Michael Hurley, known by friends as the Snock, Hi-Fi Snock, and Elwood Snock, has resided at the outer realms of the folk music scene for over 40 years. Hurley’s debut album, "First Songs", was recorded for Folkways Records in 1965 on the same reel-to-reel machine that taped Lead Belly’s Last Sessions.

From the the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s, to the hippies in Vermont, to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, and those who have covered and championed his songs — from Cat Power to Calexico — Hurley’s music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it “jazz-hyped blues and country and western music”.

He has also recorded for Devandra Banhart's label Gnomonsong, and more recently for Mississippi Records.

Guests on the night will be Dublin old-timey outfit The Oxo Boys.